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A Saturday afternoon fire on Grand Island caused $250,000 worth of damage to a two and a half story home. The Grand Island Fire Department received the call at 1:35 p.m. for a fire at 1711 Fix Road, and trucks arrived within four minutes. Firefighters found heavy smoke already pouring from the home. The fire department said the cause of the fire was electrical in nat…

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A Cherry Creek home collapsed after an early morning fire Sunday, but no one was injured. Police and fire crews responded to a 911 call by a passer-by at 3:57 a.m. that the house at 775 Southside Ave. was on fire and had collapsed. The Cherry Creek Fire Department and Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team arrived on the scene but the home was unoccupied at the ti…

Buffalo

A fire in a vacant East Side house early Wednesday morning also damaged an occupied home next door, according to the Buffalo Fire Department. The blaze at 30 Northumberland Ave., reported at 1:33 a.m., started on the second floor and spread to the attic, the department's Alarm Office said. It caused about $50,000 in exposure damage to 26 Northumberland. Damage to the ho…

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Buffalo firefighters Tuesday responded to a roof fire on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, a spokesman for the Buffalo Police and Fire departments confirmed. A call went out to the fire department just after 4:30 p.m., according to spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge. The fire was on the roof of one of the classroom buildings on the campus, and was quickly extinguished, De…

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A  fire was reported at about 10 p.m. Saturday at the Dunkin' Donuts at 255 Meadow Drive in North Tonawanda by WNY Fire Alert on Twitter. Meadow Drive was closed and the City of Tonawanda Rapid Intervention team was called in to assist, according to several reports. The fire reportedly went through the building's roof and at one point all firefighters were evacuated,…

Erie County

The City of Tonawanda Library at 333 Main St. was evacuated at around 1 p.m. Tuesday after an electrical fire was discovered on a utility pole in the library's parking lot. No injuries were reported. National Grid shut off power to the library after the Tonawanda Fire Department found a fire in the main electrical service line to it. Mayor Rick Davis told the Common …

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A tractor-trailer hauling hazardous materials was engulfed in flames Thursday on the westbound Thruway in the Town of Sheridan in Chautauqua County, State Police said. The trailer contained sodium silicate powder, State Police said. The rig was in the right lane between the Silver Creek and Dunkirk exits, officials said. At 2:20 p.m., authorities said all westbound l…

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The American Red Cross' Western New York chapter said Sunday that its volunteers responded to three separate fires in the last 24 hours, helping 15 people with emergency assistance. The fires occurred at Pheasant Run Road in Amherst, with two adults and four children impacted; Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, with one adult; and Dewitt Street in Buffalo, where eight adults an…

Niagara County

No injuries were reported following a fire which damaged a two and a half story home just before 8 a.m. Sunday at 2410 Grand Ave. Occupants of the home had been evacuated before the Niagara Falls Fire Department crews arrived. The cause of the fire and the number of occupants displaced was unknown. Several small explosions, believed to be caused by a small propane ta…

Several Cheektowaga-area fire companies were at the scene of a two-alarm fire at a residence in the 400 block of Shanley Street in Cheektowaga on Tuesday, as well as a fire at storage facility behind the residence on Cambria Street, near South Ogden Street, Cheektowaga Police confirmed. The fires started before 5 p.m. Doyle Hose Company No. 1  was battling the blaze …

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The Bon-Ton department store in the McKinley Mall was evacuated Tuesday night because of a small electrical fire, according to Hamburg police. Volunteer firefighters were dispatched to the mall just before 8:30 p.m. Light smoke was visible and there was an odor of smoke, firefighters were told. Damage was determined to be minimal and no injuries were reported, police sa…

NEWFANE - The occupants of a West Creek Road home were able to escape a fire on Wednesday night, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. The blaze at 2571 West Creek Road was reported at 8:34 p.m., the Sheriff's Office said. Firefighters from Miller Hose and Olcott fire companies responded to the blaze. A damage estimate was unavailable. The cause of the fi…

One person was injured Friday afternoon when a car crashed into the Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union building, 62 S. Elmwood Ave., across from City Hall, the Buffalo Fire Department reported. The cause of the accident, which occurred at about 3:20 p.m., was being investigated. No other information was available on the extent of the injuries of the one person hu…

Firefighters from the Evans Center Volunteer Fire Company on Monday extinguished a rubbish fire that was reported in the 8500 block of Erie Road in the Village of Angola. The initial call was put out around 4:54 p.m. and was reported as a possible oil tank on fire with heavy smoke in the area and possible traffic delays as a result. However, it turned out to be a rub…