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Two injured in fire at public housing complex in Buffalo

Two people were injured Wednesday in a fire at a public housing apartment complex in downtown Buffalo.

The fire at 132-134 Spring St., site of Friendship Manor and A.C. Ware Manor apartments, was reported at about noon and quickly went to a second alarm because of the nature of the building, which has 50 units.

Flames reportedly originated in a second-floor unit and spread into an attic crawlspace. Two people were rescued, fire officials reported from the scene.

Other tenants not affected by smoke were advised to shelter in place.

Damage was estimated at $150,000 to the structure and $50,000 to its contents.

The American Red Cross was called to assist 16 residents affected by the fire.