Several fires break out in Westchester over the past two days
Firefighters in Westchester have been busy over the past few days after a number of blazes broke in the county. Most recently, a faulty oil burner appears to be the cause of a fire that left two firefighters injured in Bronxville. Flames broke out just before 11:00 Sunday morning in the Bronxville Stationary Store on Pondfield Road.
Firefighters were forced to smash storefront windows to get inside the building. Shops on both sides of the stationary store were also damaged by smoke and water. One firefighter was treated and released from an area hospital after suffering a shoulder injury. A second fireman suffered smoke inhalation and remains in the hospital.
The Bronxville fire comes one day after blazes in Yonkers and Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon fire left eight families homeless and destroyed a business. On Sunday, displaced residents returned to the building on West First Street to see if they could retrieve any personal belongings. While the cause of the Mount Vernon fire remains under investigation, officials believe they know where a Yonkers building fire began. Authorities think the flames started in a basement, where a plumber was soddering a pipe. No one was injured in the Yonkers fire, but there is no word when the families will be allowed back in their homes.