Fire damages businesses in Yonkers

<p>Fire damaged a string of stores at the corner of Yonkers and Central avenues in Yonkers overnight.</p>

News 12 Staff

Nov 14, 2018, 10:30 AM

Updated 2,039 days ago

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Fire damages businesses in Yonkers
Fire damaged a string of stores at the corner of Yonkers and Central avenues in Yonkers overnight.
Fire officials say they first got the call just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday. They say it appears the fire started in Smoke City, a cigar and vape store, then spread into the cockloft, the area that's in between the ceiling and attic. Once inside the cockloft, the flames spread to other stores in the one-story building.
Three more stores suffered either fire or smoke damage but crews were able to beat back the flames and prevent the building from burning down.
About 55 firefighters worked the two-alarm fire and they were able to get the blaze under control in just over an hour.
One firefighter suffered a minor injury but no one else was hurt.
Yonkers Fire Investigation Unit is trying to figure out the cause of fire.


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