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Buffalo firefighters battle two blazes

Buffalo firefighters battled two blazes overnight, one in South Buffalo and the other in University District, where five adults required assistance from the Red Cross.

The University blaze at 105 Custer near Main Street started in a basement dryer at about 2:30 a.m. and spread to the first and second floors of the structure, fire officials said.

The fire caused a total of $75,000 in damages, and the five occupants of the two-family home were provided with temporary shelter by the Red Cross. No injuries were reported.

The South Buffalo fire at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday caused $130,000 damage to the two-and-a-half story house at 487 Hopkins. No injuries were reported. The cause of that blaze remains under investigation.

That blaze also caused $5,000 exposure to a nearby house on Trowbridge.