Unconscious man found inside burning house

A man is recovering this morning after being found unconscious inside a burning vacant house in Yonkers. Yonkers firefighters got a call about a fire at a two-story home at 37 Dunbar St. around 8:30

News 12 Staff

Oct 27, 2014, 8:51 PM

Updated 3,551 days ago

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A man is recovering this morning after being found unconscious inside a burning vacant house in Yonkers.
Yonkers firefighters got a call about a fire at a two-story home at 37 Dunbar St. around 8:30 p.m. yesterday.
Despite it being a vacant home with no gas or power service, crews still went inside to check for people. They found an unconscious man on the left side of the home on the second floor.
The man's name has not been released yet, but fire officials say he is 60 years old, from the area, and was taken to Westchester Medical Center where he is being treated for respiratory burns and burns to his hands.
Fire officials say it took close to 35 firefighters only about 10 minutes to knock out the blaze because there was more smoke than flames. There is still no word yet on the exact cause of the fire.
Meanwhile, neighbors say the house has been vacant for close to two years and there have been a lot of problems there. "There are squatters and people that sell drugs there. The other night walking my dog before I went to work they were hanging out in there," says one neighborhood resident.


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