Firefighters secure A/C units that nearly fell off Yonkers building

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The wind caused a potentially deadly situation in Yonkers, as two cooling devices were spotted dangling from the roof of a building Wednesday.

Officials rushed to the scene of a 25-story building on Warburton Avenue around 4 p.m. after the rapid squall brought heavy winds strong enough to push two massive air-conditioning units near the edge.

Firefighters rode in an elevator to the top of the building and used ropes to secure the two 5,000-pound devices. Debris and cement flew off the building.

The area was to remain closed off until construction crew could relocate the cooling units.

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