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Firefighters Battle Four Alarm Blaze At Artists' Building In Yonkers

Nearly 100 firefighters from 18 companies responded to the fire in Yonkers.
Nearly 100 firefighters from 18 companies responded to the fire in Yonkers. Photo Credit: IAFF Local 628 Yonkers Firefighters
Nearly 100 firefighters from 18 companies responded to the fire in Yonkers.
Nearly 100 firefighters from 18 companies responded to the fire in Yonkers. Photo Credit: IAFF Local 628 Yonkers Firefighters
Nearly 100 firefighters from 18 companies responded to the fire in Yonkers.
Nearly 100 firefighters from 18 companies responded to the fire in Yonkers. Photo Credit: IAFF Local 628 Yonkers Firefighters

YONKERS, N.Y. - All hands were on deck in Yonkers overnight as nearly 100 firefighters battled a roaring blaze in a historic Nepperhan Avenue building.

At approximately 4 a.m., a general alarm - meaning every on-duty firefighter from every company responds - was issued at the former Alexander Smith Carpet building on the corner of Nepperhan and Lake Avenues, which now houses local artists and businesses.

According to Yonkers officials, there was heavy fire on three floors upon arrival. It took 80 firefighters from 18 local companies several hours to knock the flames down and get the scene under control. No injuries have been reported.

Companies were still on scene early on Monday morning putting out pockets of fire and to provide assistance for any flare-ups. According to a lohud report, the fire may appear to be suspicious, though it remains under investigation.

First responders were forced to close roadways in the area as they fought the fire.

Check back to Daily Voice for additional details on Monday morning’s fire in Yonkers as they become available.

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