YONKERS – A Sunday night fire has claimed one life and injured at least four others. The fire was reported around 8 p.m. Sunday and required a fourth alarm response to 110-112 Saratoga Avenue in the City of Yonkers.
When Ladder Truck 74 arrived within minutes, they reported heavy smoke showing from the building and requested additional units. Several onlookers told firefighters that people were trapped in the building.
As Yonkers firefighters prepared to search for victims and battle the blaze, they requested additional assistance. As of 10 p.m. it had grown to a four-alarm fire, with multiple departments assisting. More than 100 firefighters were on the scene of the blaze and fire officials said that 16 of the first responders sustained minor injuries.
The Pelham FD Drone Unit was called to the scene to provide aerial thermal imaging while Empress Ambulance, Westchester Police Arson K-9, and the Yonkers PD Crime Scene Unit also responded.
While many Yonkers FD units battled the blaze, firefighters from Hartsdale, New Rochelle, Eastchester, and Greenville relocated to firehouses in Yonkers to provide support.
Sources tell Mid-Hudson News that at least one person perished in the apartment building fire and at least four others were treated for injuries.
The cause and origin of the fire have not been determined. Additional information will be published as information becomes available. Kempter’s Fire Wire and Chris Fire Bike provided pictures and information associated with the original story.