Yonkers General alarm fire 1 Garrett Pl.
03/12/19 - A plumber's torch caused a massive fire, which burned for hours throughout a block long, occupied apartment building. A plumber soldering pipes in a six floor bathroom touched off a fire which burned unnoticed for an undetermined amount of time. The fire is believed to have spread via a pipe chase and into the cockloft before being noticed and reported. The fire then spread rapidly throughout the cockloft of this block long, occupied, multiple dwelling. Firefighters were outmatched as the fire had a head start on them. They were soon called off the roof and out of the building as conditions rapidly deteriorated. Multiple alarms were rapidly transmitted to bring all of Yonkers firefighting force to the scene. Additional companies were brought in from surrounding towns throughout lower Westchester County to help fight the blaze. The fire burned across the entire complex via the cockloft and shafts before dropping down into the apartments throughout the building. Multiple ladders, master streams and hand lines from surrounding roof tops were deployed to fight the fire. The fire would burn for close to twelve hours before being declared under control at five a.m the next morning. Hundreds of civilians were displaced by the fire. Several firefighter sustained minor injuries.Read More