Dryer fire at North Tonawanda laundromat leads to larger blaze

No injuries reported after massive fire on Monday morning

Mike Baggerman
April 29, 2019 - 12:44 pm

Four businesses destroyed after a massive fire on Division Street in North Tonawanda. April 29, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

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NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - A massive fire on Division Street in North Tonawanda destroyed a building that housed four businesses on Monday morning.

No one was injured when the fire started shortly after 9 a.m. It took multiple fire companies several hours to put out, though they were able to more effectively battle the flames when the roof collapsed. The roof's collapse led to huge smoke plumes that were seen from as far away as I-290.

That section of Division Street was the home of Division Meat Market, a laundromat, barber shop, and a computer repair store. Fire officials could not confirm the cause of the fire, though some people at the scene told WBEN that it started inside of a dryer.

 

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