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Early-morning blaze damages Northampton Street cottage

An early-morning fire Wednesday on Northampton Street also damaged a neighboring building.

The blaze at the 2-story, rear cottage behind 137 Northampton was reported at 2:39 a.m., the Buffalo Fire Department said. The building sustained $40,000 in damages.

The fire caused $5,000 in exposure damages at 135 Northampton, and damaged a fence at 1243 Michigan Ave.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.