Authorities: 4 buildings destroyed, over 30 families displaced after major fire breaks out in Yonkers

Deputy Chief Joseph Citrone, of the Yonkers Fire Department, says four buildings were damaged and about 32 families were displaced.

News 12 Staff

May 24, 2021, 1:18 AM

Updated 1,152 days ago

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A major fire in Yonkers injured several people and displaced dozens of residents on Sunday.
Deputy Chief Joseph Citrone, of the Yonkers Fire Department, says four buildings on Maple Street were damaged and about 32 families were displaced.
He says it started as a four-alarm fire but quickly escalated to a general alarm.
Citrone says every department in the city responded to the scene, along with crews from New Rochelle and Greenville.
Officials say one resident and at least 13 firefighters were injured.
Fire crews planned to stay on the scene overnight to make sure no embers reignite.
Residents displaced by the fire told News 12 they believe the flames could have started with furniture stored on a back patio.
However, officials have not confirmed a cause of the fire yet.


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