Suspicious Lackawanna fire leads to $10k reward

Seven people hurt in blaze, toddler still hospitalized

Tim Wenger
May 11, 2017 - 9:55 pm

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Lackawanna, N.Y. (WBEN) - A fire at 97 Ingham Avenue off Ridge Road in Lackawanna April 22nd is now the subject of a $10,000 reward as residents, neighbors and community leaders come together to help find out who is responsible for the fire which is now considered to be suspicious in origin.  Several people fled the home as a result of the flames, seven were injured and some, including a toddler remain hospitalized.

Khaled Soliman is being treated at ECMC with broken bones and his wife is also at ECMC being treated for burns. Their three-year-old son, Zaid,  is in Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester being treated for severe burns.

New York State Senator Tim Kennedy stood alongside the burned out home Thursday and said "we came within seconds of losing lives from the ages of six months to older adults". "There was an incendiary device put in the front hall of this home", Kennedy said.  Kennedy joined the community in applauding the reward and said it will go a long way toward leading investigators to finding out who is responsible.

Those with information about the fire are asked to call: 716 822 4900

 

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