Police officers save kids, adults from fire

A pair of Yonkers police officers who saved several children and adults were at the right place at the right time when a fire broke out. The fire started in a stove on the second floor of a multifamily

News 12 Staff

Jan 8, 2015, 3:23 AM

Updated 3,419 days ago

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Police officers save kids, adults from fire
A pair of Yonkers police officers who saved several children and adults were at the right place at the right time when a fire broke out.
The fire started in a stove on the second floor of a multifamily home at 87 McLean Ave. near Cornell Avenue around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday.
Yonkers Police Officers Stuart Barksdale and Leslie Hand happened to be directing traffic nearby as a Con Edison crew worked.
The police officers rushed to the second-floor unit, where they evacuated a mother and her three young children; the children were 1 to 6 years old.
But the officers' work wasn't done because a day care center occupies the ground floor of the building. The officers evacuated seven children and an employee, who wasn't aware of the fire.
"It's part of the job," said Barksdale. "The unexpected always happens."
Firefighters arrived minutes later and got the fire under control within 20 minutes.
No one was injured and damage to the building was contained.


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