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New Rochelle Firefighters Injured Battling Paine Avenue Blaze

New Rochelle firefighters were at the scene of the fire more than 12 hours after responding to Paine Avenue. New Rochelle firefighters were at the scene of the fire more than 12 hours after responding to Paine Avenue.
New Rochelle firefighters were at the scene of the fire more than 12 hours after responding to Paine Avenue. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
Firefighters were still busy in New Rochelle the day after the fire. Firefighters were still busy in New Rochelle the day after the fire.
Firefighters were still busy in New Rochelle the day after the fire. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
There was extensive damage to the New Rochelle home. There was extensive damage to the New Rochelle home.
There was extensive damage to the New Rochelle home. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Firefighters were still at the scene on Wednesday afternoon, cleaning up debris and assessing damages to a New Rochelle home following a Tuesday night fire that took hours to knock down.

According to fire officials, the blaze broke out shortly after 10:30 p.m. at a Paine Avenue home. Dozens of firefighters fought the blaze until it was officially under control at around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Several firefighters sustained injuries while battling the blaze, but none of the injuries are life threatening. The two-story home, which was undergoing renovations, was vacant when the fire broke out. Cleanup crews were on site Wednesday; it remains unclear whether the house will be habitable.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. Keep following the New Rochelle Daily Voice for more information about the Paine Avenue fire as it becomes available.

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