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Yonkers fire destroys store, displaces 200

Friday, December 27, 2013
Fire investigators searching for answers in Yonkers fire Crews clear debris in Yonkers Dollar store fire Fire destroys Dollar K store in Yonkers Major fire burning in Yonkers Dollar K store Massive fire in Yonkers keeps spreading Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano at the Yonkers fire Hundreds displaced by fire in Yonkers Fire burning through a store in Yonkers

Hundreds of people are displaced from their homes Friday after a massive fire tore through a discount store in Westchester County.

The four-alarm blaze broke out at a Dollar K discount store on South Broadway in Yonkers around 4 p.m. Thursday, and it took firefighters six hours to get the flames under control.

About 200 people were evacuated, and dozens were being aided by the Red Cross.

Seven firefighters suffered minor injuries.

The dollar store was completely destroyed, and buildings on both sides were evacuated. A nearby school was turned into a shelter, and at least 25 people reportedly stayed there overnight.

Fire officials say 18 fire companies and 63 firefighters worked to put out the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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