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1 injured, 4 left homeless in South Buffalo apartment fire

One person was injured and four people were left homeless after a fire in a South Buffalo apartment house Thursday night, the Buffalo Fire Department alarm office reported.

The fire broke out at 9:10 p.m. on the second floor of a four-unit apartment building at 107 Sheffield Ave., fire dispatchers said. It spread quickly to the attic.

Initial reports said one person was rescued from the bedroom of a second-floor apartment and taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Firefighters who remained at the scene after the fire was under control called for the assistance of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.

Damage was estimated at $90,000.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The Red Cross was called to provide emergency assistance to four adults.

That was the second time firefighters responded to that apartment on Thursday. They were called there earlier in the day after a small rubbish fire inside the apartment that burned some papers, the department said.