Fire torches discount store in Yonkers

Fire torches discount store in Yonkers

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YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) -- After about six hours, firefighters put under control a 4-alarm blaze that broke out in a Yonkers bargain discount store. The Yonkers Fire Department said firefighters settled the flames at about 10 p.m. Thursday. They'd responded to reports of heavy smoke in a Dollar K discount store just before 4 p.m.

Assistant Fire Chief John Darcy told The Journal-News seven firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Fire officials said 18 fire companies and 63 firefighters worked to put out the blaze.

Buildings on both sides of the store were evacuated. A spokeswoman for the Red Cross told the newspaper an estimated 200 people have been displaced. She said a nearby school has been turned into a shelter.

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