NEW ROCHELLE, NY — On Monday afternoon Firefighters from New Rochelle and Yonkers, in the bitter cold battled a tenacious and heavy fire in a 6-story apartment building at 90 Union Street in New Rochelle.
At around 1 pm The New Rochelle Fire Department responded to a 911 call for an electrical fire at the 6-story building. Fire crews responded to the blaze in freezing temperatures and strong winds. The 10-15 mph winds made it feel like 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
New Rochelle Fire Chief Andrew Sandor said,
“About one o’clock we got a call for a possible electrical fire here at 90 Union Street. When crews arrived it was already involved in an apartment on the sixth floor. We had smoke coming out of the cockloft vents already when we got here, that told it was pretty advanced.
As you can see we’re still fighting it four hours later.”
According to fire officials, around 40 to 50 people were evacuated and a bus was requested to aid in sheltering about 20 residents. The Red Cross was also on scene to provide assistance. The fire was located in a rear 6th floor apartment but reached as high as the cockloft and spread from there, said fire officials.
No injuries were reported and the official cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Video & written by Robert cox talk of the sound (Freedomnews.tv)