Mount Vernon firefighters were dispatched to West 2nd Street for a dwelling fire. Crews arrived to  heavy fire out three windows on the first floor of the home. Crews  made an aggressive interior attack on the fire knocking down fire in multiple rooms, but the fire quickly spread, forcing  firefighters  into a defensive posture as fire ran the second floor and into the attic. A second alarm was struck as crews made every effort possible to save the exposure home located within 10 feet of the main fire building. Crews were able to contain the fire to the original fire building.          

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