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Fire routs Wakefield Avenue family, causes $150,000 in damage

A fire Sunday afternoon routed a family from a Wakefield Avenue home, reported the Buffalo Fire Department alarm office.

The blaze was reported shortly after 2 p.m. when smoke was observed coming from a second-floor window of a dwelling at 157 Wakefield, a few blocks north of Erie County Medical Center, said fire dispatchers.

It caused $100,000 in damage to the structure and $50,000 damage to the contents.

The Red Cross was called in to assist the family.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.