Mary MuellerNov 6, 2017, 2:23 pmNov 7, 2017, 12:16 pm

3 adults, 2 children hurt after fire spreads through 3 buildings in Yonkers

Red Cross says at least 50 residents were displaced during inferno on Oak Street


YONKERS — At least five people, including two children, are injured after a fire broke out at an apartment building on Oak Street early Monday morning. The fire then spread to two other buildings. The Red Cross says at least 50 people have been displaced, and they're on scene working with the families to get them a warm place to sleep.

The inferno broke out at the apartment building at 42 Oak St. and spread to two nearby buildings.

"All I heard was my mother calling out for me, and my brother and I looked out the window and I all see a fire and smoke ... we run down," said Daniela Gomez, describing the moments she saw flames overtake the apartment building and then spread.

Her neighbor Griselea Martinez, a mother of three, called this building home. In Spanish, she says she saw smoke and just got her kids out.

"She came out and saw the fire and called the rest of the people; she was really scared," Martinez said.

Firefighters say at least five people, including two children, were taken to Jacobi Medical Center for minor burn injuries. Some firefighters also suffered minor injuries.

Yonkers Fire Dept. Commissioner Robert Sweeny said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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