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Residents escape early-morning Dunkirk blaze

DUNKIRK – Residents of a Lafayette Avenue home escaped a fire early Thursday, the Dunkirk Fire Department said.

When firefighters were called to the house at 32 Lafayette at 1:59 a.m., they found a homeowner trying to put out the fire on the exterior of the house with a garden hose, the department said.

A neighbor had been able to wake up the occupants, all of whom were outside when firefighters arrived.

No damage figure was made available by the fire department, but residents were able to reoccupy the home. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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