Eight people were injured and more than 20 others forced from their homes after a fire broke out in a Mamaroneck apartment building early Friday, officials said.
A fire started in a fourth-floor bedroom at 3 Dillon Road at 4:12 a.m., Town of Mamaroneck Fire Chief Paul Tortorella said. It was contained to one apartment and extinguished several minutes after firefighters arrived, he said.
"The entire room was in flames," he said.
Several residents gathered outside the building as firefighters worked at the scene around 6 a.m.
Nathaniel Sackey, standing across the street from the building around 5:30 a.m., said when he evacuated he saw "no flames, just a lot of smoke."