Firefighters in New Rochelle rescue 3 people from roof of burning home

Friday, February 03, 2017 07:07AM
New Rochelle house fire.


NEW ROCHELLE, New York - Firefighters rescued 3 people from the porch roof of a burning home in New Rochelle on Thursday.

The fire broke out on the second floor of a three-story home on Elm Street just before 7 p.m. It then spread to the top adjacent floor.

Two adults and a child were rescued by firefighters from the porch roof. The residents didn't sustain injuries.

Fire burned through the house and the wind spread the flames to the side of the neighboring home.

The New Rochelle fire chief said that a few firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion.

Firefighters remained on the scene hours later, putting out hot spots.

The cause is under investigation, but may have started on the side of the house.

American Red Cross volunteers were helping the family with emergency relocation and providing financial services.
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