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Dozens Of Families Evacuated Following Mount Vernon Apartment Fire

Several Gramatan Avenue apartments were damaged in the Mount Vernon fire. Photo Credit: American Red Cross
Volunteers with the American Red Cross are assisting several families that were displaced by the Mount Vernon fire. Photo Credit: American Red Cross

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Dozens of families were forced to evacuate a Mount Vernon apartment building on Wednesday following an early morning fire.

Shortly before 7 a.m. on Wednesday, fire crews were dispatched to a Gramatan Avenue apartment building, where there were reports of a fire that forced the evacuation of 30 families, officials from the American Red Cross said.

The fire was quickly knocked down and no injuries were reported. Five displaced families are being assisted by the Red Cross to find temporary housing following the blaze, the rest of the tenants have been permitted to return to the building.

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