YONKERS – A Sunday night fire has claimed one life and injured at least 4 others. The fire was reported around 8 PM Sunday night and required a 4th alarm response to 110-112 Saratoga Avenue.
The Yonkers Fire Department was dispatched around 8 PM to reports of a fire in an apartment building at 112 Saratoga Avenue. 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 PM, it had grown to a 4th alarm fire, with multiple departments assisting.
The Pelham FD Drone Unit was called to the scene to provide aerial thermal imaging while Empress Ambulance, Westchester Police Arson K9, and the Yonkers PD Crime Scene Unit also responded.
While many Yonkers FD units battled the fire, 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 has 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.