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Fire heavily damages Pierce Avenue building in Falls

NIAGARA FALLS – A fire early Saturday made a vacant Pierce Avenue building unsafe for entry, investigators said.

Fire crews arriving at 1555 Pierce about 4 a.m. found the third floor of the building engulfed in flames. After the fire was brought under control, investigators declared the upper floors unsafe. As a result, offiicals said, determining what triggered the blaze will be difficult.

A damage estimate was unavailable.