This story was originally published at 1:30 a.m. Fire re-kindled and was not declared "under control" until 5:30 a.m. at which point there were additional injuries to firefighters.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Nine fighters were injured as the New Rochelle Fire Department responded to a stubborn house fire that largely gutted a house on Paine Avenue in New Rochelle. The fire was called in by a neighbor shortly before 10:30 a.m. and was not declared "under control" until 5:30 a.m.
Several of the injured firefighters were taken to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital: one firefighter fell down stairs, another was struck when part of a ceiling fell on his head, another hurt his hand and wrist. The fourth firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.
The house was under renovation and unoccupied.
Smoke drifted across New Rochelle where it was reported up to two miles away from the location of the fire.