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Family briefly feared missing after fire engulfs Box Avenue home

A family has been located after a fire engulfed a house at 63 Box Ave. early Wednesday morning, Buffalo fire officials said.

One adult and three children were briefly feared missing when officials were unable to find them. They have since been accounted for and were not in the home at the time of the fire.

The fire was reported at about 3:30 a.m. The house was described as a 2-1/2 story structure.

Firefighters could not enter the house because of the extent of the fire, according to radio transmission from the scene. It was not known whether anyone was inside the house when the fire started. A firefighter suffered a leg injury at the scene.

The cause was under investigation.

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