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Homeowner Hospitalized, Cat Saved, Two Firefighters Injured In Westchester Blaze

A cat was found under the bed following the Yonkers fire.
A cat was found under the bed following the Yonkers fire. Photo Credit: Deputy Fire Chief John Folkerts, Yonkers Fire Department.

A cat suffered a scare, but was ultimately rescued, as dozens of firefighters battled another blaze at a Yonkers home, leaving two with minor injuries.

A fire broke out shortly after 1:30 p.m. at a two-story Kathwood Road home on Monday, Dec. 10. The elderly homeowner was able to evacuate the property, but a cat was left behind as the flames spread from a first-floor bedroom to the second.

Yonkers Fire Deputy Chief Daniel Flynn said that it took 45 firefighters to battle the blaze, which was declared under control approximately an hour after it was reported, at 2:30 p.m.

The homeowner was taken to a local hospital as a precaution for treatment. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries, and first responders found a cat who survived the fire and was hiding under a bed to protect itself. The cat was unharmed.

Earlier this week, crews battled fires in Yonkers on Hawthorne Avenue, Warburton Avenue and an elderly woman died last week in a Park Avenue fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. This story is developing. Check Daily Voice for updates as they become available.

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