Photos by John Hopper
First On Scene Photos
Late Saturday night, May 28, a three-alarm fire destroyed two homes and damaged a third on South Terrace Avenue in Mount Vernon, New York. The fire displaced at least 25 people, including three children.
The blaze broke out around 11:30 p.m. and quickly spread to the houses on both sides.
Heavy fire conditions hampered firefighting efforts but the fire was put under control almost three hours after it started. Two houses were completely destroyed and one was heavily damaged.
Fire marshals were on the scene to investigate the cause and Red Cross reps were assisting the affected families.