Building, pickup truck heavily damaged in Yonkers fire

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YONKERS -

Officials say a pickup truck caused a fire to spark early Saturday morning in Yonkers.

The incident happened at Next Generation Towing and Service Center on Vredenburgh Avenue.

The vehicle was on a tow truck against the side of the service center, which caused the fire to spread into the building.

"They had to put the fire out on the car and start opening up the ceilings and the roof to get to the fire that was in the structure already," says Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Ford. 

No one was at the service center at the time of the fire, but three firefighters did suffer some minor injuries.

The building sustained extensive damage, but officials say it was not a total loss.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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