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Seven homeless after fire on Woodlawn Avenue

A fire routed seven residents early today from their two-story apartment house near Jefferson Avenue.

Buffalo police officers who arrived first on the scene reported that some residents were jumping from the windows of the apartment house at Woodlawn Avenue and Welker Street, according to investigators with the Buffalo Fire Department.

One resident sustained minor injuries and was treated and released at Erie County Medical Center, fire officials said. The blaze was reported at about 12:30 a.m. in the apartment. The fire started on the second floor and spread to the first floor. The cause is under investigation.

Damage was estimated at $160,000 to the building and $80,000 to the contents.

The American Red Cross Serving Erie and Niagara Counties provided vouchers for food, clothing and shelter for the residents.

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