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Fatal New York apartment fire forces dozens into the cold

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    Yonkers fire department crews finish working on the scene of a fire at an apartment building today in Yonkers, N.Y. Authorities say the fire, which may have started on the fifth floor early Wednesday morning, has left one person dead and forced dozens of people into the cold.

YONKERS, N.Y. >> Authorities say a fire at a New York apartment building has left one person dead and forced dozens of people into the cold.

Photos show rescuers helping bundled-up residents walk across snowbanks on a slippery hill as flames shoot out of the building in Yonkers, north of New York City.

Fire officials tell the Journal News that a body was found Wednesday on the fifth floor, where the fire may have started.

Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Fitzpatrick says a hydrant froze and firefighters struggled against the wind. Water turned to ice when it hit the ground.

Resident Andre Geraghty tells WCBS that he helped his wife and their 16-month-old child down a fire escape after smoke prevented their exit through a door.

Geraghty says he was terrified.

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