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Apartment blaze displaces over 80 residents in Yonkers

Posted: 11:42 AM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-12 12:42:55-04

YONKERS, N.Y. — Over 80 people were displaced when a fire broke out at a Yonkers apartment Sunday evening.

Firefighters responded to the blaze on five-story apartment on North Broadway near Ashburton Avenue around 7 p.m., fire officials said.

Residents were evacuated from the apartment.

Ten families, consisting of 48 adults and 38 children, were affected by the fire.

Several firefighters were injured, but they have since been treated and released. There were no civilian injuries, officials said.

Red Cross case workers are meeting one-on-one with residence to provide referrals and assistance.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but is believed to be accidental, fire officials said.