All-Night Inferno Kills Woman, Injures Firefighter

“People trapped” – something no firefighter ever wants to hear on their radio. But just before midnight last night, that very message echoed through each of New Rochelle’s firehouses, launching crews into action.

Tragically, one of those trapped did not survive, having been in a room that was already engulfed by fire as firefighters arrived. Luckily, other residents were able to escape by climbing down a tree in the yard, preventing further loss of life.

Throughout the night, firefighters fought their way past intense flames only to be forced back out of the home again and again. Finally, in the early hours of morning, the fire was brought under control. Various collapsed areas, including much of the third floor, made operations inside the home slow and dangerous.

One firefighter was rushed to the hospital and many more were left exhausted and saddened by our lost resident.

New Rochelle FD working a fatal 3rd alarm house fire at 10 Hamilton Ave. July 18, 2016

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