Nine people escaped from a burning home on Tuesday but four others were trapped in a smoke-filled basement and died.
Mount Vernon Deputy Chief John Battista said the fire was shooting out of every entrance to the basement and the rear of the house.
A decaying building in Mount Vernon is testing the patience of residents who want the abandoned wreck removed.
Ranaldo Brown is back home after being missing for more than 24 hours. The 5-year-old’s mother told police her son had been taken by her ex-boyfriend, 49-year-old Thomas Whaley, early Sunday morning.