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Five fires in 24 hours keep Buffalo firefighters busy

Five fires in Buffalo on the Fourth of July and in the early hours of July 5 kept firefighters busy, but investigators have no reason to suspect arson behind any of the blazes, the Buffalo Fire Department said.

All five of the fires are believed to have been accidents, firefighters said, though one of the blazes, a house fire about 1 a.m. today at 84 Burgard Place, may be fireworks-related.

Firefighters said fireworks were found stuck in the gutters, and the fire is believed to have started there, but no conclusion has been made yet. Damage to the property was estimated around $10,000.

Firefighters responded to four other fires Tuesday night, but investigators said none appeared to be caused by fireworks.

At 70 Philadelphia St., a garage fire caused $1,000 in damages just before 5 p.m.

Fires also were reported just before 10 p.m. at 129 Lockwood Ave. and 71 Andover Ave. causing $10,000 and $1,000 in damages, respectively.

Finally, firefighters were called to 93 Brinkman Ave. around 11 p.m. for a garage fire that resulted in $5,000 in structural damage.

No injuries were reported in any of the five fires.



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