New Rochelle Basement Fire Under Investigation

New Rochelle firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a basement fire that started in the New Rochelle Variety Store Sunday night.

New Rochelle firefighters are investigating a basement fire that took place inside the on Main Street Sunday night.

Firefighters received a call shortly after 9 p.m. after someone reported seeing smoke billowing from the basement of the store, which is located inside a four-story building. Louis DiMeglio, the New Rochelle fire chief, said the top floors of the of the building are occupied by commercial businesses and that no one was inside the structure by the time firefighters arrived.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found that a pile of cardboard, paper and other debris had ignited into flames. Firefighters said they managed to extinguish the fire quickly, but they needed to stay behind to ensure carbon monoxide levels inside the building had fallen to a safe level.

michael August 20, 2012 at 07:24 PM
mmmmmm, yea all the DOLLAR stores on Main st. r so dangerous, aisles r cluttered, and very small aisles to begin with, i cant believe they exists that way


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