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Dog dies in Orchard Park apartment fire

The resident of an Orchard Park apartment was able to evacuate her home safely after it caught fire Saturday morning, but her dog did not make it out alive.

At around 11:21 a.m., Orchard Park Police responded to reports of the small of smoke inside a Carriage Drive apartment building and found a rear unit on the second floor on fire. They safely evacuated all six units of the building.

The cause of the fire, which appears to have started near a chair, has yet to be determined, according to Orchard Park Fire District Chief Jason Knavel. The apartment was declared a total loss, but no estimated dollar amount was available.

Fire crews from Windom, Hillcrest, Orchard Park and the Town of Hamburg responded. No other injuries were reported.


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