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Yonkers Heroic Firefighter Honored For Saving Teenager From Fire

Yonkers Fire Department Lt. Danny Nee saved a teenager from a burning apartment on Christmas Day.
Yonkers Fire Department Lt. Danny Nee saved a teenager from a burning apartment on Christmas Day. Video Credit: CBS New York/YouTube

YONKERS, N.Y. -- A Yonkers firefighter is gaining national attention for risking his own life to save a teenage girl from a fire on Christmas morning, according to Fox 5 News.

Nee and the teen were transported to Jacobi Medical Center for smoke inhalation where they were treated and released. Nee also received a laceration to his hand.

Engine 313 quickly extinguished the fire that started near the sofa and spread to a Christmas tree.

Click here to read the Fox 5 News story.

Click here to read an earlier Daily Voice story on the fire.

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