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Man Sets Westchester Apartment On Fire With Resident Still Inside: Here's His Sentence Man Sets Westchester Apartment On Fire With Resident Still Inside: Here's His Sentence
Man Sets Westchester Apartment On Fire With Resident Still Inside: Here's His Sentence A 51-year-old man will spend more than a decade in prison for lighting a Westchester apartment on fire while its resident was sleeping inside, officials announced.  Yonkers resident Angel Rivera was sentenced to 12 years in state prison for setting a Yonkers apartment on fire with a resident inside in June 2021, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, May 23.  According to the DA's Office, on June 7, 2021, around 2 a.m., Rivera walked up to a Yonkers residential building on Elm Street, lit an object on fire, and threw it through the open …
New Update: Part Of Park Building Demolished After Fire, Asbestos Discovery In Westchester New Update: Part Of Park Building Demolished After Fire, Asbestos Discovery In Westchester
New Update: Part Of Park Building Demolished After Fire, Asbestos Discovery In Westchester A section of a Westchester County park bathhouse left unusable after a fire is being demolished following the discovery of asbestos inside the building, officials announced. Demolition of a portion of the bathhouse at Dobbs Ferry's Gould Park began on Monday morning, May 13 following a fire that damaged the building in late March, village officials said.  Earlier Report - Dobbs Ferry's Gould Park Pool To Open After Fire The fire, which happened on Saturday, March 30 around 8:15 p.m., prompted a response from the Westchester County Hazmat team after flames came dangerously cl…
Man Dies At Hospital After Blaze At Northern Westchester Home Man Dies At Hospital After Blaze At Northern Westchester Home
Man Dies At Hospital After Blaze At Northern Westchester Home A man died at a hospital following a fire at a residence in Northern Westchester. The blaze happened on Tuesday, May 7 in Ossining in the area of Liberty Street and Spring Street, where a multi-floor residence went up in flames, according to Ossining Police. Arriving fire crews from Ossining and Croton-on-Hudson soon began working to put the blaze out.  During a search of the home, a man was found on the second floor and removed to awaiting first responders outside the residence, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department. However, the man later died at a nearby hospital. His…
New Update: I-95 Stretch Fully Reopens After Fiery Crash Causes Days-Long Closure New Update: I-95 Stretch Fully Reopens After Fiery Crash Causes Days-Long Closure
New Update: I-95 Stretch Fully Reopens After Fiery Crash Causes Days-Long Closure This story has been updated. A stretch of I-95 in Connecticut has now fully reopened three days after a fire involving a tanker with 8,500 gallons of gas days earlier. Northbound lanes on the stretch in Norwalk reopened Saturday evening, May 4. Lanes opened on the southbound side reopened late Sunday morning, May 5, earlier than had been expected. The first image above was taken around 11 a.m. Sunday. The blaze broke out after a crash on Thursday, May 2 near exits 14 and 15 between the truck and a passenger vehicle at around 6 a.m.  The tanker fire was raging for…
Blaze Tears Through Condominium Building In Hudson Valley Blaze Tears Through Condominium Building In Hudson Valley
Blaze Tears Through Condominium Building In Hudson Valley A residence inside a Hudson Valley condominium complex was left damaged by a fire. According to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, the incident happened in Putnam County on Friday, April 26, just before 6:40 p.m., when a blaze began inside a unit at a condominium building in Mahopac on East Lake Boulevard. Arriving crews soon realized they would need more manpower to tackle the blaze, so they received help from the Mahopac Falls, Croton Falls, Carmel, and Yorktown Heights fire departments, the Carmel Police Department, and the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services. After around t…
Update: Park Pool To Still Open On Time Despite Bathhouse Blaze In Westchester Update: Park Pool To Still Open On Time Despite Bathhouse Blaze In Westchester
Update: Park Pool To Still Open On Time Despite Bathhouse Blaze In Westchester A pool at a Westchester County park will open on schedule despite a fire that left the nearby bathhouse unusable, officials announced. The Gould Park Pool in Dobbs Ferry is scheduled to open on time during Memorial Day weekend for the 2024 season, the village's Recreation Department announced on Friday, April 26.  Earlier Report - Building Goes Up In Flames At Baseball Field In Dobbs Ferry The planned opening comes after a fire at the bathhouse on Saturday, March 30 around 8:15 p.m. that prompted a response from the Westchester County Hazmat team after flames came dangerousl…
Residence Goes Up In Flames In Hudson Valley Residence Goes Up In Flames In Hudson Valley
Residence Goes Up In Flames In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley residence was damaged in a blaze that took crews hours to put out.  The blaze happened in Putnam County on Monday, April 16 around 2:40 a.m., when a residence in Brewster on Dingle Ridge Road went up in flames, according to the Lake Carmel Fire Department. Responding fire crews from Lake Carmel, Brewster, Carmel, Croton Falls, and the Putnam County Fire Investigation Team were able to get the blaze under control after around two hours, firefighters said. The cause of the fire was not released. 
Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Busy Road In Hudson Valley Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Busy Road In Hudson Valley
Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Busy Road In Hudson Valley A large brush fire near a busy Hudson Valley road sent plumes of smoke into the air before crews could put it out. The blaze happened in Putnam County on Tuesday afternoon, April 9 off Route 22 in Brewster, where a large brush fire ignited, Carmel fire officials said on Wednesday, April 17. The incident prompted a large response from the Brewster and Carmel Fire Departments and sent plenty of smoke into the air before it was eventually put out.  No injuries were reported. 
Blaze Prompts Evacuation At Northern Westchester Residence Blaze Prompts Evacuation At Northern Westchester Residence
Blaze Prompts Evacuation At Northern Westchester Residence A residence in Northern Westchester was evacuated after a blaze broke out inside the building. The blaze happened on Saturday, April 13 just before 7 p.m., when smoke was reported at a Chappaqua residence on Hunts Place, according to the Chappaqua Fire Department. Arriving crews from Chappaqua and the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department quickly confirmed that everyone was out of the home before working to get the blaze under control. Soon, a hose line was stretched into the residence and the fire was extinguished.  Crews remained at the residence until around 9 p.m. The scene was …
Building Goes Up In Flames At Baseball Field In Westchester, Prompts Hazmat Response Building Goes Up In Flames At Baseball Field In Westchester, Prompts Hazmat Response
Building Goes Up In Flames At Baseball Field In Westchester, Prompts Hazmat Response Firefighters raced to a baseball field in Westchester after an intense blaze ignited at a park building.  The blaze began on Saturday, March 30 around 8:15 p.m., when the park house by the Gould Park baseball field in Dobbs Ferry went up in flames, according to the village's fire department.  Arriving crews soon found smoke pouring from the lower extension of the building and began fighting to put it out. Additionally, members of the Westchester County Hazmat team were called to the scene when it was determined that the fire was dangerously close to the building's chlorine room.&n…
Blaze Damages Over 100-Year-Old Home In Northern Westchester Blaze Damages Over 100-Year-Old Home In Northern Westchester
Blaze Damages Over 100-Year-Old Home In Northern Westchester A Northern Westchester residence more than a century old was damaged by a blaze that began in its chimney, firefighters said. The fire began on Friday, March 22 just before 7 p.m. at a residence in Croton-on-Hudson on Teatown Road, according to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department.  Arriving fire crews found an active blaze in one of the flues in the home's chimney between the second floor and attic. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the chimney, but radiant heat from the flames began damaging items on the second floor.  Luckily though, damage to the over 100-yea…
Blaze At Westchester Residence Displaces Several Residents Blaze At Westchester Residence Displaces Several Residents
Blaze At Westchester Residence Displaces Several Residents Several residents were displaced from their homes following a blaze at a Westchester residence.  The blaze happened in White Plains on Thursday afternoon, March 21, when flames ignited inside a room at a residence located at 131 South Broadway, according to the White Plains Fire Department.  Arriving crews took an aggressive approach to the fire to keep it in the room where it began and stop it from spreading to the attic space and upper floors.  Although firefighters had initially received reports that some residents were trapped inside, luckily, no one was found inside the…
Dog Dies After Basement Blaze At Northern Westchester Residence Dog Dies After Basement Blaze At Northern Westchester Residence
Dog Dies After Basement Blaze At Northern Westchester Residence A dog died following a blaze that began in the basement of a Northern Westchester home, firefighters said. The fire began on Thursday, March 7 just before 10:30 a.m. at a residence in Ossining on Somerstown Road, according to the Millwood Fire Department. Arriving crews soon found smoke coming out of the house and forced their way in, discovering that the main body of the fire was contained in the basement. Firefighters then stretched a hose line into the home and began aggressively extinguishing the blaze, getting it under control within an hour.  During a search of the residence, a …
Resident Hospitalized After Blaze At Westchester Apartment Building Resident Hospitalized After Blaze At Westchester Apartment Building
Resident Hospitalized After Blaze At Westchester Apartment Building One person was hospitalized following a fire that broke out at an apartment building in Westchester.  The blaze began on Sunday, Feb. 25 around 6 p.m., when smoke was reported to be coming from an apartment building in Port Chester at 167 Terrace Ave., according to the village's fire department.  Arriving crews soon found flames coming from the side of the building and forced their way into the structure. Firefighters then searched the building while other crews began using a hose line to extinguish the fire.  The blaze was eventually brought under control in under an hour. …
Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Hudson Valley Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Hudson Valley
Massive Apartment Building Fire Displaces More Than 100 Residents In Hudson Valley A massive fire in the Hudson Valley destroyed numerous apartments and left almost 100 people displaced. The blaze broke out in Rockland County around 4 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Surrey Carlton Apartments on Slinn Avenue in Spring Valley. According to the American Red Cross, by 5 p.m., Sunday some 63 adults and 83 children had signed up for assistance. The fire, which is believed to have started on the top floor, spread quickly, but no residents were injured, said ABC 7. One firefighter was treated and released at an area hospital after a roof collapsed on him, reported ABC 7.  Mo…
Update: Support Pouring In After Family Loses Everything In Northern Westchester Blaze Update: Support Pouring In After Family Loses Everything In Northern Westchester Blaze
Update: Support Pouring In After Family Loses Everything In Northern Westchester Blaze Following a devastating fire that left a Northern Westchester family with nothing, community members are making sure that they will get the help they need to recover.  The blaze, which began on  Sunday, Feb. 4 around 10:15 a.m. at a two-and-a-half-story residence on Orchard Street in Peekskill, left the multi-family home destroyed, according to the city's fire department. Earlier Report - Blaze Tears Through Multi-Family Residence In Peekskill According to Eddie Guiracocha, the owner of Peekskill's Copy Center Services who created a GoFundMe fundraiser page on beha…
Blaze Tears Through Northern Westchester Multi-Family Residence Blaze Tears Through Northern Westchester Multi-Family Residence
Blaze Tears Through Northern Westchester Multi-Family Residence A multi-family residence in Northern Westchester was gutted by an intense blaze that took hours to extinguish, fire officials said. The fire began on Sunday, Feb. 4 around 10:15 a.m. at a two-and-a-half-story residence on Orchard Street in Peekskill, according to the city's fire department.  Arriving fire crews soon found heavy flames coming from the rear of the wood-frame building and began stretching a hose line to begin dousing the blaze. At this point, the fire had engulfed the entire rear of the building from basement to roof and was beginning to even reach surrounding structures, fire…
Cats, Dog, Rabbit Rescued From House Fire In Westchester: Investigation Ongoing Cats, Dog, Rabbit Rescued From House Fire In Westchester: Investigation Ongoing
Cats, Dog, Rabbit Rescued From House Fire In Westchester: Investigation Ongoing Several pets, including cats, a dog, and a rabbit, were pulled out of a burning home in Westchester during a blaze that left eight people displaced.  The fire began on Thursday, Feb. 1 just before 6:45 p.m. at a Mount Vernon residence on South 10th Avenue, city officials announced.  Arriving firefighters soon found that the blaze had begun in the home's basement toward the front of the residence and began extinguishing it. Luckily, all of the home's occupants had been able to safely get out before fire crews arrived.  Crews then performed a search of the home to confirm that…
Update: Support Rises For Hudson Valley Family Who Lost 'Dream Home' In Blaze Update: Support Rises For Hudson Valley Family Who Lost 'Dream Home' In Blaze
Update: Support Rises For Hudson Valley Family Who Lost 'Dream Home' In Blaze A community is coming together to raise funds for a retired police officer and his family who lost their beloved Hudson Valley home in a destructive blaze.  The fire, which happened on Wednesday, Jan. 24 in Putnam County at a residence in Mahopac on Old Bullet Hole Road, left the home completely destroyed following a tough battle that required firefighters to improvise and use a water source a mile away.  Earlier Report - Mahopac Home Destroyed In Early Morning Blaze: Occupants, Firefighters Escape Unharmed The blaze was a "life-changing experience" for the home's occup…
Beloved Man Known As 'Santa Claus' Killed In Westchester Apartment Blaze: Report Beloved Man Known As 'Santa Claus' Killed In Westchester Apartment Blaze: Report
Beloved Man Known As 'Santa Claus' Killed In Westchester Apartment Blaze: Report This story has been updated. An early-morning fire at a Westchester apartment building resulted in the death of a 45-year-old man who was well-known by his neighbors, according to reports.  The fire broke out on Friday, Feb. 2 just after 3:15 a.m. at the six-floor Parkside Place apartment complex at 590 Fifth Ave. in New Rochelle, according to the New Rochelle Fire Department. Arriving firefighters soon found smoke coming from the third floor on the southeast corner of the building and entered the building, eventually arriving at the apartment where the blaze began.  Inside, th…
Fire Tears Through Northern Westchester Residence Amid Dense Fog, Rain Fire Tears Through Northern Westchester Residence Amid Dense Fog, Rain
Fire Tears Through Northern Westchester Residence Amid Dense Fog, Rain Firefighters endured rain and heavy fog while battling a blaze at a Northern Westchester residence that left the home damaged.  The fire broke out on Wednesday, Jan. 24 around 6:30 p.m., when flames ignited at a residence in Yorktown in the area of Hardwood Place and Hanover Street.  With the help of mutual aid from departments from Croton-on-Hudson and Mahopac, firefighters were able to bring the fire under control and put out hot spots.  The response to the blaze took several hours. The cause of the fire was not released. 
Fire Ignites At Hospital In Westchester: Developing Fire Ignites At Hospital In Westchester: Developing
Fire Ignites At Hospital In Westchester: Developing Firefighters had to race to a hospital in Westchester after a fire broke out on its campus.  New, updated report - Update: More Details Released About Fire At Phelps Hospital In Tarrytown The incident began around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, when a fire broke out on the campus of Phelps Hospital in Tarrytown.  The blaze prompted several mutual aid departments to help with the response, including the Hawthorne Fire Department, which worked at the scene for around an hour and a half until the fire was brought under control.  More details about the fire have not yet …
Dog Dies In Westchester Apartment Fire: Incident Now Under Investigation Dog Dies In Westchester Apartment Fire: Incident Now Under Investigation
Dog Dies In Westchester Apartment Fire: Incident Now Under Investigation Thanks to quick effort from firefighters, an apartment blaze in Westchester that caused the death of a small dog was kept from spreading to other floors or units in the building, officials said. The fire began at an apartment in Mount Vernon at 243 West 1st St. around 9 a.m., prompting Mount Vernon Fire Department crews to race to the building to contain the blaze.  According to Mount Vernon Director of Communications Timothy Allen, crews quickly entered the apartment where the fire started and searched it for occupants, initially finding no one inside. However, a second search resulte…
2 Victims Rescued After Suffering Burns In Northern Westchester House Fire 2 Victims Rescued After Suffering Burns In Northern Westchester House Fire
2 Victims Rescued After Suffering Burns In Northern Westchester House Fire Two people were taken to a trauma center after becoming trapped inside a Northern Westchester residence that caught on fire.  The incident happened in Cortlandt on Monday, Jan. 16 around 8:45 a.m., when a residence caught on fire with people trapped inside.  According to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department, arriving crews were able to extinguish the blaze and put out hot spots while also rescuing the two victims who were trapped inside. A search for more residents came up negative, fire officials said. The two victims were later hospitalized for burns and smoke inhalation.&…
4 Children Die After Fire Rips Through Connecticut Home 4 Children Die After Fire Rips Through Connecticut Home
4 Children Die After Fire Rips Through Connecticut Home Four children all under the age of 12 died during a massive house fire overnight in northern Connecticut. Fire Update: Residents Donating To Help Somer Family That Lost 4 Children In Blaze The fire occurred in Tolland County around 10:25 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 44 Quality Ave., in the town of Somers. According to Somers Fire Marshal/Fire Chief John Roache, first-arriving firefighters had word that several people may be trapped inside. "Our initial personnel were on scene within 5 minutes and found the entire front of the house heavily involved in fire," said Roache.  Three r…
Person Hospitalized After Blaze At Multi-Family Home In Northern Westchester Person Hospitalized After Blaze At Multi-Family Home In Northern Westchester
Person Hospitalized After Blaze At Multi-Family Home In Northern Westchester A fire at a multi-family residence in Northern Westchester sent one occupant to the hospital, fire officials said. The incident began on Friday, Dec. 29 around 9:30 a.m. at a residence in Peekskill on Highland Avenue, where an electrical outlet was reported to be smoking, according to the City of Peekskill Fire Department.  Arriving crews soon found smoke coming from the first floor of the two-and-a-half-story multi-family dwelling and began entering the building to find the exact location of the blaze. Soon, firefighters found that the main body of the fire was centered in the enclose…
New Update: Firefighter Falls Through Floor, Pets Killed In Northern Westchester Blaze New Update: Firefighter Falls Through Floor, Pets Killed In Northern Westchester Blaze
New Update: Firefighter Falls Through Floor, Pets Killed In Northern Westchester Blaze A Northern Westchester home was destroyed in a blaze that killed family pets and forced responding firefighters to evacuate the building, officials said. The blaze happened on Friday, Dec. 15 around 11:15 a.m., when a two-story residence in Somers on Route 202 caught on fire, according to the Somers Volunteer Fire Department.  Earlier Report - Firefighter Removed From Burning Home In Somers: Developing Responding crews found flames engulfing the structure and began aggressively battling the blaze inside the home. However, after a firefighter fell through the first floor and into …
Late-Night Blaze Engulfs Former Church In Westchester Late-Night Blaze Engulfs Former Church In Westchester
Late-Night Blaze Engulfs Former Church In Westchester A former church in Westchester was heavily damaged following a late-night blaze that prompted a major response from fire crews and road closures. The incident began on Tuesday, Dec. 12 around 3 a.m., when a fire broke out in the rectory of a former church in Yonkers on the corner of Buckingham Road and Lockwood Avenue, according to ABC News.  The building, which had been a daycare associated with the former Bryn Mawr Park Presbyterian Church, was soon completely engulfed in flames. Luckily though, the more than 70 firefighters who responded to the scene were able to keep the blaze…
Blaze Forces Stop & Shop Location To Temporarily Close In Westchester Blaze Forces Stop & Shop Location To Temporarily Close In Westchester
Blaze Forces Stop & Shop Location To Temporarily Close In Westchester A Stop & Shop supermarket in Westchester is temporarily closed as the result of a fire, officials said. A blaze happened on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Stop & Shop on 240 East Sandford Blvd. in Mount Vernon, according to Mount Vernon Director of Communications Timothy Allen.  The fire, which began in the supermarket's heating, ventilation, and cooling system, was put out within 30 to 45 minutes by the Mount Vernon Fire Department, Allen said. After the blaze was extinguished, the supermarket was closed to the public in the interest of public safety. A licensed technician is n…
Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Westchester Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Westchester
Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Westchester Police are investigating after a middle-aged man was killed in a fiery overnight crash on I-87. It happened in Westchester just before 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10 on northbound I-87 in the village of Tarrytown. When New York State Police troopers arrived at the scene, a tractor-trailer was fully engulfed in flames. A preliminary investigation determined that the driver and sole occupant, Saratoga County resident Richard A. Simmons, age 53, of Clifton Park, left the roadway just prior to the new Tappan Zee Bridge, striking the guide rail and a storage outbuilding. Simmons was pronounced de…
Blaze Damages 12-Story Vacant Building On Old Hospital Property In Westchester Blaze Damages 12-Story Vacant Building On Old Hospital Property In Westchester
Blaze Damages 12-Story Vacant Building On Old Hospital Property In Westchester Several fire departments had to race to an old hospital property in Westchester after a debris pile near a 12-story vacant building went up in flames.  The incident happened on Tuesday, Nov. 7 around 3:30 p.m., when firefighters responded to the old United Hospital property in Port Chester in the area of Boston Post Road and High Street, where a debris pile behind a 12-story vacant residential building had ignited.  According to the Port Chester Fire Department, arriving crews stretched lines to the pile and were able to extinguish the bulk of the flames. In the meantime…