YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)– Firefighters were battling flames in Yonkers Sunday afternoon after a fire broke out in multiple buildings.
The Yonkers fire chief said the flames started in the basement of a church on Herriot street and quickly spread to a home next store. A third building also received some fire and water damage as firefighters tried to contain the flames.READ MORE: Newark Public Schools Resume In-Person Learning Monday NYPD: Suspect Hit Officer In Face During Attempted Arrest Near Washington Square Park
The fire department said Red Cross was on the scene and is currently helping to assist displaced families. Officials said five families, including 10 adults and seven children, were provided emergency assistance.
There is no word yet on what caused the fire. No one was injured.MORE NEWS: Police: Witnesses Stop Drunk Man From Pushing Asian Woman Onto Subway Tracks In Brooklyn
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.