4-Alarm Yonkers (NY) Fire Displaces 250 Residents

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and about 250 residents were displaced by a huge fire Thursday in Yonkers, New York.

CBS New York reports (http://cbsloc.al/1btsSD1) that it took firefighters about six hours to put out the fire that started at the Dollar K discount store just before 4 p.m. yesterday. Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles, which forced exposure buildings to be evacuated.

Residents reported being temporarily blinded by smoke from the fast-moving fire. Displaced residents were moved to a temporary shelter set up by the Red Cross.

No word yet on the cause of the fire.

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