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One Family Displaced in Sleepy Hollow Fire

Two towers were extended to the second floor of 225 North Washington where firefighters were knocking out windows at 10:45 a.m. Monday.

An apartment fire that was generating "a lot of smoke," said police officer Rick Nelson, was quickly extinguished in Sleepy Hollow this morning. 

Fire Chief Patrick Haggerty said one family on the second floor of the mixed use building -- the Sleepy Hollow Laundromat is on the first floor -- was displaced by the morning blaze. He encountered heavy smoke when he entered the building's stairwell shortly after it was called in at 10 a.m., he said. 

A man with a friend in the adjacent section of the building that remained unaffected came in to rescue the little dog from the scene. Jay Lopez stood on the sidewalk with "Harry," wrapped in a blanket and getting some media attention from the likes of News Channel 12 and others. 

No one was harmed in the fire, Haggerty said. Its cause is under investigation, though early investigation points to the possibility that it was electrical.

The Ladies Auxiliaries of the Tarrytown Fire Department were on the scene with a wagon of refreshments and hot coffee for the many volunteer responders from Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, and Valhalla. 


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