The Yonkers firefighters were dispatched to Odell Avenue after Yonkers dispatch received multiple callers reporting a dwelling on fire. First companies arrived to find a 2-1/2 story dwelling fully involved with fire on every floor. As companies stretched lines, the roof collapsed into the home and it was determined that this would be an exterior attack. Low water pressure from hydrants in the area forced companies to make long stretches to provide water to the scene. These efforts were severely hampered as numerous cars ran over supply lines on Nepperhan Avenue ripping open and bursting lines.

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