a fire destroyed 5 storefronts and the above apartments in an early morning blaze which again brought mutual aid into the city to assist the mount vernon fd. cold temps as well as a fast moving fire hampered efforts of the 1st arriving companys. aid from 4 other westchester depts. were also put into service to assist the mount vernon fd. no injuries to the store or apartments occupants were reported and a few firefighters did recieve minor injuries.