Mount Vernon Firefighters Investigate Fatal Fire

UPDATED: Friday February 15, 2013 6:45 AM

The Mount Vernon Fire Department responded to an apartment fire on Shirley Ave. Thursday evening.

Firefighters said one person died in the fire that started shortly after 7:30 p.m.

Nine people lived in the apartments and are being helped by the Red Cross.

“My biggest thing is, it's Valentine's Day and I'm thinking about his mom. It's a shame,” said neighbor Casie Carman.

The identity of the victim was not immediately available.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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