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Roof Collapses While Mount Vernon Firefighters Battle Blaze

Mount Vernon firefighters took approximately two hours to knock down the flames of a North Columbus Avenue fire on Wednesday.
Mount Vernon firefighters took approximately two hours to knock down the flames of a North Columbus Avenue fire on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Kempter's Fire Wire
The roof of a North Columbus Avenue home collapsed while firefighters were battling a blaze on Wednesday.
The roof of a North Columbus Avenue home collapsed while firefighters were battling a blaze on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Kempter's Fire Wire

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A family of four has been displaced in Mount Vernon following a fast-moving fire that left a North Columbus Avenue home temporarily “uninhabitable.”

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Mount Vernon fire crews responded to a residence at 37 N. Columbus Ave., where flames could be seen shooting through the roof while firefighters attempted to knock it down.

Fire officials confirmed that the roof collapsed shortly after they arrived at the scene, limiting their access to the fire on the top floor of the two-story home. The fire was extinguished within less than two hours. No injuries were reported.

Cleanup crews were on scene Thursday, assessing the damage of the home, which is currently uninhabitable, though the bulk of the damage was limited to the top floor and roof. It has not yet been determined when the residents can return to the property.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Volunteers with the American Red Cross are working with the displaced residents to help them find temporary housing while the cleanup continues.

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