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Evans house extensively damaged by fire

A 1½-story home in Evans was damaged extensively in a fire Saturday afternoon that prompted a response from 10 fire companies.

Firefighters were called at 1:56 p.m. to the report of a structure fire on West Lane, near Lakeside Avenue, and members of Lake Erie Beach, Evans Center, Brant and Farnham Fire companies encountered heavy fire upon their arrival at the scene.

Additional fire companies from Highland Hose, North Evans, the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, Angola, Lake View and Eden responded to the scene, or covered open stations.

One firefighter was treated at the scene for an unspecified injury.

Fire investigators from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and the Evans Police Department were investigating.