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Buffalo firefighter injured battling vacant house fire

A Buffalo firefighter suffered minor injuries Wednesday morning while battling a fire in a vacant house.

The fire at 17 Deshler St., off Broadway, was reported at about 5:30 a.m. Damage to the 2 1/2-story frame structure was estimated at $40,000, fire officials reported.

The firefighter was taken to a hospital for observation.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.