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Woman rescued in blaze at Hertel Avenue high-rise

Buffalo fire crews at 10:18 p.m. Tuesday rescued a woman trapped by fire on the 12th floor of a 13-story apartment building at 12 Hertel Ave., the Marina Vista apartments, near Niagara Street.

A two-alarm fire was declared at 10:20 p.m. The 85-year-old woman who was rescued was taken to Erie County Medical Center, where she was in critical condition, with smoke inhalation and burns over 28 percent of her body, according to Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell W. Whitfield Jr.

Extra companies were called to the scene.

The fire was under control as of 10:48 p.m.

Damage was estimated at $150,000.

The cause was under investigation.

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