Irvington store fire displaces nearly 2 dozenPosted: Updated:
Nearly 24 people are out of their homes after a fire swept through the convenience store below their apartments in Irvington.
The residents say the fire department was slow to respond to the 4:30 a.m. fire and are blaming responders for being displaced. In order to extinguish the fire, firefighters made holes in the roof and in apartment floors. They also busted out windows and left shattered glass. Residents say that is why they can?t go back to their homes.
?Is all this necessary, to displace all these people for a fire that could have been contained?? resident Michael Nix says.
No one was seriously injured in the fire. The Red Cross stepped in to help the families forced out.
Calls to the Irvington Fire Department were not returned.