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Firefighter Injured After Blaze Breaks Out At Home In Westchester

One firefighter was injured battling a blaze at an abandoned home.
One firefighter was injured battling a blaze at an abandoned home. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A firefighter received a minor injury battling a blaze in a home that was allegedly illegally occupied in Westchester.

The fire at 10 Baldwin Place, was detected around 3:08 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, when a Yonkers police officer detected an odor of smoke and requested firefighters to the area to investigate, said Yonkers Fire Deputy Chief Of Personnel Daniel P. Flynn.

After finding the fire at the vacant, wood two-story home at 10 Baldwin Place, firefighters encountered a heavy volume of fire on the second floor, Flynn said.

Two hose lines were stretched into the building and the fire was extinguished by the approximately 50 firefighters on the scene.

One firefighter suffered a minor injury during the incident, Flynn said.

The building appeared to be illegally occupied and the fire may have been set by squatters, he added.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

After the fire, the department's Fire Investigation Unit along with Yonkers Police interviewed a person with burn injuries at St. Joseph’s Hospital that may be connected with the case.

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