Home in Mount Vernon destroyed by fire; 10 people displaced

Monday, March 20, 2017 07:21AM
Diana Rocco has details on a fire that destroyed a home in Mount Vernon.

MOUNT VERNON, Westchester County - A raging fire ripped through three buildings in Mount Vernon, leaving ten people displaced.

The fire department was called to the scene after the blaze broke out at 213 South 3rd Avenue at about 10:45 Sunday night.

There was heavy fire on the first and second floors of the three-story home. It eventually collapsed due to the intense flames and heat.

Flames were quickly spreading from the building to two homes next door, which were vacant.

An apartment building next door had to be evacuated, but the 45 residents were allowed back in Monday morning.

No injuries were reported.

The Red Cross is assisting the ten people displaced.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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