17 Injured, One Critically, in Fast-Moving Apartment Fire in Yonkers

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - Fire officials say 17 people were injured, one critically, during a fast-moving early morning fire at a Yonkers apartment building, the Journal News reported. Six of the injured residents had to be rescued.

Authorities say the blaze started at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the McLean Avenue building, and quickly spread to the third floor. The fire was brought under control more than an hour later.

The Red Cross is on the scene assisting the displaced families.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.