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Yorktown Police have now identified the woman killed in a fast-moving fire at a home at 2965 Mead Street. Officials say the woman was 78 year old Nancy Lockheart.
Fire officials discovered the woman's body in a second floor room of the home.
According to police and fire officials, the blaze was accidental and was sparked by an overheated extension cord. Firefighters said the house was packed with furniture, trash and clutter, making it difficult for them to reach Lockhart, who lived alone.
Fire officials say an elderly Yorktown woman was killed tonight following a fast moving blaze at her home at 2957 Mead Street.
The fire was first reported around 7 p.m. after neighbors spotted flames coming from roof of the two story home. Firefighters removed the victim's remains. She has not been identified, pending notification of family, but neighbors say she was 70 years old and lived alone at the home.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, but officials say it does not appear to have been suspicious in origin.
Firefighters have their hands full this afternoon with a blaze at 304 Midland Avenue. Eyewitnesses say they heard a loud explosion as the smoky fire began. The fire was first reported around 1:15 this afternoon and firefighters from Port Chester are being assisted by the Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Stamford and White Plains Fire Departments.
The blaze is at a single family home that reportedly houses several families. The American Red Cross is assisting.
No injuries were reported although heavy, billowing smoke could be seen from at least a mile away.
Firefighters are still on the scene battling a five alarm blaze at New Rochelle's Union Baptist Church.
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Firefighters were able to contain an early morning blaze in an apartment above a Mohegan Lake restaurant.
Officials say the fire was first reported around 6 a.m. at Augie's Prime Cut restaurant and bar around 6 a.m.
Augie's owner, Sal Barone says paint cans that were being stored in an apartment upstairs under renovation apparently spontaneously ignited. Firefighters were called to the scene and had things under control within an hour.
A fire Sunday night in Peekskill left the home uninhabitable.
The blaze broke out shortly before 6 p.m. at the single family residence at 1363 Howard Street.
Fire officials say the family living in the home, a couple and their four children, were able to make it out safely.
About 60 firefighters responded to the blaze, which fully engulfed the home, according to officials.
Firefighters from Peekskill,Mohegan Lake and Buchanan got the fire under control in less than an hour. No firefighters were hurt.
One person is dead and at another injured following what police are saying was an arson fire at a home at 16 Lindsay Street last evening.
The blaze broke out around 9:15 Sunday night in the basement of the two family home.
It took nearly 3 dozen firefighters to get the blaze under control. The fire killed a 51 year old man who has not yet been identified.
The fire also injured a 58 year old woman who suffered smoke inhalation and burns. She has also not been identified.
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