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Elderly resident missing in Mount Vernon fire

A fire ripped through a multi-family home in Mount Vernon Tuesday afternoon and an elderly resident is missing. (WABC)
February 14, 2012 6:20:49 PM PST
A fire ripped through a multi-family home in Mount Vernon Tuesday afternoon.

An elderly resident is missing and presumed dead.

The fire broke out just before 3 p.m. at the building on West Second Street.

The resident is identified as 77-year-old Rita Valentine.

Fire officials say they won't be able to get in the building to search for Valentine until Wednesday.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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