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Firefighters battle flames, cold in Yonkers fire

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A second-alarm fire burned through a Yonkers apartment building early Wednesday, leaving at least 20 homeless.

The fire broke out on the top floor of a four-story building on Hawthorne Avenue just after 12:30 a.m.

Between 20 to 25 occupants of nine apartments were left homeless.

The residents were not allowed back into the building because of icy stairs and water damage caused by freezing temperatures.

Firefighters were also treated at the scene for exposure to the cold conditions.

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