[UPDATE]Cause of Peekskill House Fire Under Investigation

Six families were displaced from a fire that ignited on Broad Street this afternoon.

Peekskill firefighters said today's fire on 219 North Broad Steet orginated on the porch of the three-story home, before making its way up to the second floor.

Officials from the American Red Cross initially reported that they were five families in the building, but Peekskill fire Chief Robert Fiorio says there were six families living inside the home. All of the building's residents evacuated before firefighters arrived at the scene.

No injuries were reported.

Five professional and 30 volunteer firefighters responded to the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Peekskill firefighters received assistance from the Buchanan, Continental Village and Mohegan fire departments. 

Although firefighters managed to prevent the fire from spreading past the second floor, the building is currently uninhabitable, according to Fiorio. It was unclear how many of the building's residents needed assistance finding shelter.


Peekskill firefighters are clearing the scene of a structure fire on North Broad St. in Peekskill.

Officials from the American Red Cross said five families where displaced from the building.  The fire started a little at about 1 p.m.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

Donations can be made by visiting the Red Cross website.


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