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ID Released For Woman Killed In Yonkers House Fire

A 54-year-old Yonkers woman died in a fire at 7 William St., in Yonkers.
A 54-year-old Yonkers woman died in a fire at 7 William St., in Yonkers. Photo Credit: Google Maps

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --  A woman who died in a house fire in Yonkers on Thursday has been identified, according to the Yonkers Police Department.

Aida Santiago, a 54-year-old Yonkers resident who was trapped in the basement at 7 William St., was pulled from the burning home around 11 a.m. by New Rochelle and Yonkers firefighters. She was not a resident of the home, police said.

Detectives from the Yonkers Police Fire Investigation Unit, Major Case Unit, and Crime Scene Unit are actively investigating this incident and the cause of the fire, interviewing witnesses, canvassing the scene, and processing forensic evidence, said Yonkers Police said Sgt. Dean Politopoulos.

Anyone with information regarding the fire is encouraged to contact the Yonkers Police Detective Division at 914-77-7724. All calls will remain confidential. 100 percent anonymous tips can be sent by texting the keyword YPD plus the tip to 847411.

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