Fire destroys vacant building in Yonkers

A raging fire destroyed a vacant building in Yonkers Sunday night.



Fire officials say the flames broke out just before 9:30 p.m. at 20 Oak St. They say it took about 60 firefighters nearly three hours to get it under control.



Crews say they were able to keep the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings by aggressively dousing the outside with water.



Yonkers fire and police investigators, along with arson dog Daisy, combed the building and surrounding area for clues.



Investigators say the fire has been deemed suspicious since electrical services were turned off and they found evidence of people entering the building.



Officials expect to tear down what is left of the building Tuesday.


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