13 Firefighters Injured in Yonkers Blaze

Eighteen people are taken to the hospital, including 13 firefighters, after a blaze erupts in a house overnight

Flames leapt out of a house in Yonkers just after midnight Friday.

Eighteen people were taken to the hospital, including 13 firefighters. One firefighter suffered a crushed hand – the most serious injury to a firefighter – from setting up a ladder.

Fire crews prevented flames from spreading to neighboring homes.

Five people who lived in the building suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation.

When fire crews arrived, a man and two teens trapped on the fire escape were about to jump.

Firefighters were able to get them to safety.

The three-alarm fire destroyed the building on Alexander Avenue.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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