Buffalo Fire Department

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May 08, 2019 - 5:40 am
Update: Remains were found in the Elmwood Village fire according to WGRZ. WBEN will have the latest when fire officials hold an 11:30 a.m. press conference. BUFFALO (WBEN) - A massive fire in Elmwood Village raged early Wednesday morning at 1074 Elmwood Avenue between Bird Avenue and Forest Avenue...
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April 15, 2019 - 1:46 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo firefighters were battling fierce flames at a house on Michigan Avenue near Glenwood in the city Monday morning when the structure collapsed during firefighting efforts. Nobody was injured in the fire or collapse and all residents of the home have been accounted for...
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March 14, 2019 - 2:48 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo firefighter who suffered third degree burns to his hands fighting a fire in January spoke to reporters for the first time since it happened. Two months ago, Eric Whitehead was battling a fire on Butler Avenue January 10th when he was hit by debris and became...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Fire officials say four firefighters were treated for injuries after battling flames on Butler Avenue near Wohlers on the east side of Buffalo. In an update late Friday morning, Buffalo Fire Commissioner Bill Renaldo said a fire led to a "Mayday" call. Two of the four...
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December 22, 2018 - 10:35 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Friday's deadly pre-Christmas fire has grown more tragic as officials announce the 8 year old male who suffered significant burns to his body was declared deceased in the early overnight hours at Oishei Children's Hospital. The fire on Shirley Avenue near Bailey in the city's...
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December 21, 2018 - 12:48 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Deadly flames engulfed a two story home in Buffalo's University district overnight, leaving two people dead. Buffalo Police confirm that a 26 year old woman and four year old niece died in the blaze. The woman was visiting the family. Three other occupants at the home at the...
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September 14, 2018 - 10:57 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Heavy police, fire and first responder presence on Buffalo's West side Friday morning. Students from DaVinci High School in Buffalo complained of exposure from what was first thought to be pepper spray. The district says in a statement that an unknown substance, thought to be...
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Tom Puckett
June 26, 2018 - 4:09 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo has a new fire commissioner. William Renaldo was appointed by Mayor Brown and approved by the Common Council. Renaldo has more than 30 years of experience in the Fire Service and is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, with 40 years of military experience. “Keeping...
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May 30, 2018 - 2:15 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo fire crews rushed to a possible hazmat situation outside Babeville downtown. They say there is no harmful material inside balloons spotted by a passerby. "We had two unknown packages thrown against the steps here," says Battalion Chief Mark Hillary. "What we did was we...
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May 16, 2018 - 6:03 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A busy early Wednesday for Buffalo firefighters as flames swept through an east side building housing the Walden Quick Stop. The firece flames quickly engulfed the building on Gittere near Walden as the roof and walls eventually buckled and collapsed in the fire. No injuries...
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