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Man arrested for arson after two are rescued from Allentown apartment fire

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on arson and other charges related to a two-alarm fire in Allentown on Sunday, according to police.

The arrest follows the rescue of two residents from the burning building that morning.

Shortly before 8 a.m., Buffalo Fire dispatchers received a call about a fire in a 2 1/2-story frame building at Franklin and Allen streets. The fire originated in a second-floor rear apartment in the five-unit building at 486 Franklin St., fire officials said. No injuries were reported but two residents had to be rescued from the property.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, said fire officials, who estimated $500,000 in damage to the building and $250,000 in damage to the contents. Though residents of the building have been displaced, fire officials said they had no count of how many were left homeless by the blaze.

Police have not released the name of the suspect.

Firefighters rescued two people from a fire in a 2 1/2-story frame building at Franklin and Allen streets Sunday morning. (Photo by David F. Kazmierczak/Special to The News)

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