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A Buffalo firefighter was treated at Erie County Medical Center following a house fire Thursday in the first block of Peterson Street, according to a spokesman for the Buffalo Fire Department. The fire, which firefighters responded to at 7:15 p.m., displaced several adults and a child who were being assisted by the Red Cross, the spokesman said. The fire caused an es…

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Four two-week-old puppies died in a house fire Monday in Wheatfield, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said a man and a woman who lived at the 103rd Street residence escaped with several dogs. They were prevented by heavy smoke from rescuing the puppies that were still in the basement when firefighters arrived on the scene after 7:30 a.m. The…

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A house fire Monday on East River Road on Grand Island caused about $110,000 in damage, according to the Grand Island Fire Company. Assistant Chief Dan Mathes said fire crews encountered heavy smoke venting from the building at about 3:30 p.m. when they arrived at the location. The fire was brought under control at 3:49 p.m. No injuries were reported. Damage to th…

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Two Buffalo firefighters were injured fighting a fire Tuesday evening in the 1300 block of Kensington Avenue near Orleans Street. Both firefighters were treated at Erie County Medical Center and released, according to Michael J. DeGeorge, a spokesman for the Buffalo Fire Department. No other injuries were reported. Occupants of the 2 1/2-story wood frame house were e…

A house fire Monday forced the evacuation of several occupants of a residence on Youngstown-Lockport Road in the Town of Porter, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene at 7:11 p.m. and encountered multiple volunteer fire crews working to extinguish the fire. Deputies were advised that the house had already been evac…

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A kitchen fire Thursday at a residence on Radcliffe Drive in Amherst caused an estimated $70,000 damage, according to Amherst Fire Control. The Amherst Fire Alarm Office received a call just after 2 p.m. from the homeowner who reported an oven fire inside the house. The Getzville Fire Department was on the scene within two minutes and confronted heavy smoke on the first…

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An adult and four children were displaced Monday following a kitchen fire at a house on Oakmont Avenue near Bailey Avenue, a Buffalo Fire Department dispatcher confirmed. The fire started at about 9:30 p.m. The cause was still under investigation Monday. The estimated damage to the building was $25,000 and $5,000 to the contents of the building. No injuries were repo…

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A garage fire spread to three houses Friday at East Ferry Street and Colorado Avenue, causing a total of $250,000 damage. The fire started at about 6 p.m. in a detached garage near the 1200 block of East Ferry and spread to the accompanying house, as well as two nearby homes on Colorado Avenue, according to a Buffalo Fire Department dispatcher. No injuries were repor…

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A fire Tuesday at a vacant house on Auburn Avenue near Grant Street caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to the building, according to a Buffalo Fire Department dispatcher. Firefighters received the call to respond at 5:55 p.m. to a fire on Auburn, on Buffalo's West Side. Investigators said the fire started on the second story of the 2½-story wood frame house and sp…

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A fire Tuesday at a two-story house on Kane Street between Sycamore and Genesee streets caused about $170,000 damage, according to a Buffalo Fire Department dispatcher. Firefighters were called to the scene of the fire at 7:41 p.m. The two-story, wood frame structure was occupied, though no injuries were reported. The fire started in a first-floor area of the house a…

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Three homes on Box Avenue in Buffalo were involved in an overnight two-alarm fire, with $150,000 damage estimated to one home, the Buffalo Fire Department said. There were no injuries in the fire, and the cause is under investigation, officials said. The Buffalo Fire Department called the Red Cross to assist nine adults. There was $150,000 damage estimated to 214 Box…

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The cause of a house fire Tuesday on North Road in the Town of Freedom was under investigation, according to the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office. Firefighters were called to the scene at about 1:25 a.m. Several fire companies showed up to battle the fire, which took about three hours, the Sheriff's Office said. The residence was vacant at the time of the fire. No inj…

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Firefighters in the Town of Tonawanda extinguished a house fire Tuesday afternoon at 163 Cresthill Ave., a dispatcher with the Town of Tonawanda Police Department confirmed. Crews from Brighton Volunteer Fire Company and the Sheridan Park and Ellwood fire departments responded about 3 p.m. after reports of smoke and flames coming from the roof of the two-story dwelling.…

Amherst

A house fire Friday in Amherst caused an estimated $250,000 in damage, according to Amherst Fire Control. The fire at White Pine Court was reported at 12:14 p.m. by a resident to Amherst Fire Control. By the time crews from the Swormville Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene, flames were shooting from the roof of the house, according to Amherst Fire Control. …

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Improperly disposed of smoking materials caused a house fire on Grand Island on Monday that caused $25,000 damage, according to the Grand Island Fire Company. Firefighters responded to the fire just after 3:30 p.m. at 10 Ward Park, the fire company said. A passerby called the fire department when he noticed smoke and flames coming from the rear of the residence, the fir…