A Garage at 25 Cherry Lawn Blvd.was struck by lighting around 7:34 am Monday morning and has started a fire on the garage roof.
THE first engine 25 on the scene has reported heavy smoke coming from roof of the garage and has stretched a line to put the fire out.
Update 7:53am car 2301 reporting fire is knocked down checking for extension.
Car 2302 reporting roof has been opened.
no injuries reported
Update 8:03 am fire is under control and units are venting the garage area.
A early morning fire in a basement located at 601 North Avenue has put two New Rochelle business owner's on hard times. La Guadalupana Grocery & Meat Market and The Ionian Grill and Cafe suffered heavy smoke damage to the upper floor. Their basements were destroyed. The fire did not spread to the restaurant area of the Ionian Grill.
New Rochelle firefighters responded to an automatic alarm sounded around 4:15 am Monday morning. Upon arriving at the scene firefighters observed heavy smoke coming from the basement and from the storefronts. New Rochelle fireman went to work quickly to stop the blaze from spreading to a apartment building next door.
The chief on the scene called a 2nd alarm and all New Rochelle units responded along with mutual aid from Eastchester, Mount Vernon and Yonkers. In all, twenty-five firefighters were called to the scene and fought the fire for about an hour.
Fire Chief Lou DiMeglio said the fire was not suspicious. He said the fire broke out in the basement of La Guadalupana in a storage area. DiMeglio estimated the damaged to be about $40,000.
One New Rochelle fireman is being treated for possible heat related issue's.
North Avenue is closed both north and southbound from Fifth avenue to Treno Street.
Some old time New Rochelleans will remember this was the former location of GARY'S Barleycorn, a world-famous college hangout.
It's been a busy week for New Rochelle's Fire Department. Also this morning, a House Garage Struck By Lighting In New Rochelle and on Friday there was an Early Morning Fire at Laundromat at 43 Drake Avenue Leaves Residents in Three Apartment Buildings Without Power
So far two transformer's have exploded on the street's in New Rochelle.
The first one is at 34 Potter's lane and the second one is at the the corner of Weaver and Stratton road.
Some home's in these area's could be without power.
New Rochelle fire department and police are on the scene and are awaiting Con Edison.
New Rochelle Police were called around 1:00am Wednesday morning to area around North Avenue and Garden Street after a male hispanic was attacked by 3-4 male blacks.
The victum could give little information on his attackers as he was pushed and punched and kicked to the ground by his attackers.
The victum was taken to Sound Shore Medical Center for head and eye injury's by ambulance.
It is not known was was taken from the victim and if any weapons were used. DEVELOPING-----
A strong armed robbery occurred around 4:30am Monday morning in front of the Viva Grande Ranch on Centre Avenue.
New Rochelle Police received a call from a male that he was robbed of nearly $500.00 in cash by 2 suspects who may of ran into 54 Centre avenue.Police have not said what kind of weapon was used.
Police have searched the building and the surrounding area with no results.DEVELOPING-----
July 4th Fireworks Saved
Annual “Spark the Sound” Event Sponsored by Local Foundation, Community Support
Grucci Fireworks will once again light up the night in New Rochelle on July 4th, thanks to the generosity of a local foundation and numerous community partners.
In April, the City of New Rochelle began soliciting funds for the City’s three main community events: the Memorial Day and Thanksgiving Parades, and the July 4th Fireworks. While funding for the parades was nearly complete, the fireworks still lacked a primary sponsor. This week, that need was met by the S.E.L.F.-Help Foundation, Inc., a local not-for-profit organization in New Rochelle. Their contribution coupled with those of other donors enables the event to take place as hoped.
“The donation was given out of respect for America and love for New Rochelle,” said Guru Madeleine, Founder and President of the S.E.L.F.- Help Foundation, Inc. “In keeping with our Mission Statement, it is up to us as individual citizens to show we care, and participate as vibrant members on every level. This gift was an opportunity to put our faith into action.”
A two car accident in front of 129 Lincoln avenue sent two people tp Sound Shore Medical Center early Thursday morning.
New Rochelle police received calls about a loud bang and then people yelling for help.
One car rear ended another car and thats all police on scene would say.
A car rolled over onto it's roof around 110 pm Tuesday afternoon in front of 83 Pintard Avenue. New Rochelle Police received multiple calls about the accident.
The driver of the car was able to get out of the car before New Rochelle first responders arrived on the scene. There was a minor injury according to New Rochelle police who are investigating the accident.
Residents in the areaa have been complaining for years about speeding on Pintard Avenue.
"Perhaps now they will listen", said one neighbor who asked not to be identified.Read more
New Rochelle Police responded to a fight at 324 Huguenot street around 330 am sunday morning.
Police arrived on scene to find a person bleeding on the corner of centre ave and huguenot street.
Police questioned people in the area but found no one that did the crime and the person that was assaulted was not cooperating with police.
The victim then had a change of heart and gave police a description of the suspect who was then stopped by police on main street near maple avenue.
A drive by ID was preformed and the male suspect was then handcuffed and put into a rear of a New Rochelle Police car.
New Rochelle fire department was on scene to perform a wash down of blood on the sidewalk.Read more
New Rochelle Police responded to a call about a stabbing on Main Street at around 430 am Friday morning. Police reported Two people with lacerations and requested Ems to the scene.
Officers on scene said people were not cooperating with New Rochelle police. Two people were taken to Jacobi medical center in the Bronx in unknown condition.
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People gasing up at one local New Rochelle gas station better check the signs before they put the gas nozzle to there cars at the Sunoco located on the corner of River street and Route 1 in New RochelRead more