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Fire Destroys Yorktown Home Monday Night

YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Firefighters responded to a call of a structure fire at 1479 Maiden Lane Monday afternoon and upon arrival found the fire had already spread through the roof and both sides of the home.

According to Yorktown Fire Chief Clint Loretta they received the call at about 5:30 p.m. Monday. He said, to his knowledge, one woman lived in the home but was not there when the fire started, and there were no injuries to residents or firefighters.

At the scene Monday evening, Loretta said the fire’s cause had yet to be determined. He said upon arrival to the scene, the left side of the house had been severely damaged more than the rest, but flames were already jutting out through the roof. Due to the extreme smoke it was hard to pinpoint the exact origin of the fire, Loretta said.

By 7:30 p.m., nearly all of the fire was out, but smoke was still seen billowing into the sky even as it grew darker. Loretta said fighting the fire was made difficult because of the location of the home, and the lack of fire hydrants. In order to extinguish the flames, firefighters had to pump water into trucks from a nearby pond and then use it to fight the fire.

Loretta estimated 80-100 firefighters were on the scene, with help from Katonah, Mount Kisco, Croton and Somers.

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