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Families displaced by fires Monday in Buffalo, Kenmore

Red Cross volunteers were called Monday to assist families displaced by fires in Buffalo and Kenmore.

Two adults and five children were displaced following a fire Monday morning at a home on the city's East Side, fire officials said.

Firefighters were called at 10:39 a.m. to 16 Theodore Street for a report of fire on the second floor of the two-story home. Damage was assessed at $40,000 to the structure and $20,000 to its contents. The cause remains under investigation.

Kenmore firefighters were called about 1:20 p.m. to 141 Wabash Avenue for a report of fire in the attic of the 2½-story home. The cause was an unattended candle left burning, said Fire Chief Peter D. Breitnauer. Damage was listed at $80,000 to the home and $20,000 to its contents.

Red Cross volunteers there were assisting five adults. Firefighters also rescued a dog from the blaze, said Breitnauer.

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