NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - 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