PELHAM MANOR, New York – Fire broke out just before midnight, Friday, November 3, 2018, in a large, fourth-floor apartment of the Chuyler Park Manor cooperative, a five-story post-war, Tudor-style apartment complex located in the bedroom community of Pelham Manor, just a few miles north of New York City. The blaze quickly went to two alarms, which added manpower support from the neighboring communities of Eastchester and New Rochelle. One victim was transported in critical condition to a local hospital. Paramedics performed CPR on the victim, who sustained unknown injuries. Close to 100 residents, mostly families with children, were forced to evacuate the building into a warm, but rainy, early November night. Residents who would eventually be allowed to return to their apartments nevertheless had to wait in the building’s parking lot for upwards to two hours. Others were not so lucky, their apartments having suffered smoke and water damage. The American Red Cross was on hand to assist in securing emergency accommodations for those residents displaced by the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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