Fire guts multi-family home in White Plains, man jumps from 3rd-story window

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022
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A fast-moving fire gutted a multi-family home in White Plains Tuesday, and at least one person jumped from a third-floor window to escape the flames. Marcus Solis has the story.

WHITE PLAINS, Westchester County (WABC) -- A fast-moving fire gutted a multi-family home in White Plains Tuesday morning, and at least one person jumped from a third-floor window to escape the flames.

The blaze broke out as the three-story house on Hale Avenue just before 8 a.m., and fire officials say breezy conditions helped the flames spread quickly.

White Plains Police Commissioner David Chong said police were on the scene in less than 30 seconds and firefighters in under a minute.

The house was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.

Most residents were able to evacuate on their own, but the brother of a third-floor tenant tells Eyewitness News his brother and sister-in-law jumped from the window.

The woman suffered a broken leg.

No fatalities were reported, but in all six residents and four firefighters were injured.

Chong said two people were burned and three others suffered smoke inhalation.

The firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion.

The house was completely destroyed.

The Red Cross is on the scene helping displaced residents.

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