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Two Firefighters Suffer 2nd-Degree Burns Fighting Fire In Mount Vernon

Seven residents inside the home were all were evacuated without harm

MOUNT VERNON – Mount Vernon Fire Department was called to a three-story woodframe home on fire in Mount Vernon located at 121 South 11th Avenue near the corner of W. Second Street at approximately 2:13 a.m., Saturday morning. Firefighters from Yonkers and the Village of Eastchester were called to help extinguish the flames.

Seven people were inside the home at the time. All were evacuated without harm. Some of the residents could not get out of the front door and had to be evacuated out of a second story window, as well as a few firefighters. All residents expected to be OK.

However two firefighters suffered second-degree burns and were taken to Jacobi Hospital.

Con Edison was on the seen shortly after to turn off the electricity.

FDMV Fire Chief Al Everett informed that there was an active investigation ongoing to determine the origin of the fire. No other information was available.

Stay tuned to Black Westchester for more on this developing story.


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