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Three injured in Orchard Park house fire

Three people were injured in a house fire this morning in Orchard Park, police reported.

The fire at 5242 Big Tree Road, near Abbott Road, was reported shortly before 5 a.m. A neighbor told police someone was banging on his door, asking him to call 911.

Three occupants of the burning house were taken to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries related to the fire. Their names and conditions weren’t released by police.

Police said the house is a total loss; the preliminary damage estimate was $150,000. Firefighters from Orchard Park, Hillcrest, Windom, Armor and Scranton fire companies responded to the alarm.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Orchard Park police and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.