Yonkers, NY – Woman Killed in Basement Apartment Fire
Yonkers, NY (December 4, 2018) – A fire was reported to have broken out in a basement apartment at 131 Park Avenue on Tuesday morning, December 4, that claimed the life of one woman, according to authorities. The fire started at around 8:45 a.m. in the building which houses a dental office and apartments.
According to Yonkers Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Flynn, a neighbor at 127 Park Ave first reported the fire after witnessing smoke coming from the basement. The neighbor attempted to open the door but was knocked back by the heavy smoke.
A total of 44 firefighters were called to the scene and assisting in the extinguishing of the flames. The first firefighters who arrived on the scene were able to remove one older woman from the apartment. The victim was immediately transported to a local hospital for treatment, however, she sadly succumbed to her injuries a short time later.
The fire was reported to be under control by 9:14 a.m. and one firefighter was stated to have sustained minor injuries during the blaze. The apartment suffered serious damage in the fire but no further information has been made available at this time.
The cause of this incident remains under investigation.
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