The Port Chester Fire Department was dispatched to the 400 block of North Main Street for a structure fire. First arriving units had heavy fire in the rear of a three-story taxpayer and struck a second alarm. Crews went into an interior operation, but were pulled back due to heavy fire load. Exterior operations went into effect as fire jumped to the buildings on the D side exposure. Command struck a fifth alarm about an hour into the incident for additional tower ladders and manpower to the scene. Mutual aid companies from all over Westchester were called for assistance. The incident was placed under control approximately five hours after dispatch.

– Fire News photos by Dave Kempter and