Residents flee deadly Yonkers building fire

- One person was killed and dozens were forced into the cold as flames shot out of a Yonkers apartment building on an icy hill early Wednesday.

Photos show rescuers helping bundled-up residents navigate snowbanks.

Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Fitzpatrick tells The Journal News that a hydrant was frozen as firefighters struggled in the biting cold and wind.

Fitzpatrick says the four-alarm fire may have started on the fifth floor at 1 Hawley Terrace and spread to the sixth floor.

Resident Andre Geraghty told local media that he helped his wife and their 16-month-old child down a fire escape after smoke prevented their exit through a door.

Geraghty says he was "terrified."

The Red Cross aided displaced residents.

With the Associated Press

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