- Associated Press - Sunday, March 30, 2014

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. (AP) - Firefighters say a three-alarm fire coursed through a 176-year-old shop building in suburban New York, but it was boarded up for renovation, and no one was been injured.

Peekskill Fire Chief Robert Fiorio tells The Journal News (https://lohud.us/1kcvfjR) that Sunday’s blaze in the Peekskill Central Market building left extensive smoke and water damage.

The three-story, 1838 brick building on Main Street once was a hardware store. A developer is rehabbing it as retail space and rental apartments.

The fire was reported around 2:15 a.m. Sunday. Fiorio says it started in a first-floor trash container and quickly spread through heating and air-conditioning ducts.

More than 75 firefighters responded. It took about 75 minutes to get the flames under control.

The fire’s cause is under investigation, but Fiorio says it’s considered accidental.


Information from: The Journal News, https://www.lohud.com

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