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Woman Rescued From Roof Following Fierce New Rochelle House Fire

As many as 50 firefighters from multiple agencies responded to Elm Street in New Rochelle to battle a three-alarm blaze. Photo Credit: Stephen Rytelewski via Kempter's Fire Wire
Multiple Westchester County fire departments assisted with a New Rochelle house fire. Photo Credit: Yonkers IAFFLocal628 Firefighters

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Three people had to be rescued from an Elm Street property in New Rochelle on Thursday night after a fire tore through the multi-family home.

Shortly before 7 p.m. fire crews received emergency calls about a fire that broke out at 198 Elm St., sending flames billowing through windows on the top floor, officials said.

New Rochelle firefighters got an assist from crews in White Plains, Eastchester Yonkers, Pelham Manor, Eastchester and Greenville. It took upwards of 50 firefighters several hours to get the three-alarm fire under control. Hours after the fire broke out, smoke was still lingering in the area for several blocks.

According to multiple reports, none of the occupants of the home were injured, including a woman that reportedly was rescued by firefighters from a roof porch. Three firefighters were treated for minor injuries. Due to weather conditions, a neighboring house sustained damage when wind manipulated the flames.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Volunteers with the American Red Cross were assisting two families who were displaced. Keep following Daily Voice for additional details.

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