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Rubbish blaze sends fire crews to Richardson Complex

A rubbish fire at the Richardson Olmsted Complex had Buffalo firefighters on the scene of the former Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane at Forest and Elmwood avenues early Sunday afternoon.

Erie County Fire Wire reported smoke coming from one of the three-story buildings at 400 Forest Ave. A Buffalo Fire Department dispatcher said the fire began in some rubbish and “got into the floor a little bit.”

Firefighters were still at the scene and no further information was immediately available.