Fire

Richard Root
December 22, 2017 - 5:07 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The call came in around 3:40 a.m. that a house was on fire at 73 Peter Street in Buffalo's Blackrock neighborhood. When the first truck arrived, a fireman blurted over the radio "we have three homes engulfed in flames!" It was minutes later the second alarm was called, and then...
Read More
Fire Truck
dreamstime
Richard Root
November 28, 2017 - 6:20 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Fire crews battled a two-alarm blaze that started at 218 East Delavan shortly before 4 a.m. The fire quickly spread throughout the 2.5 story house and fire-fighters were forced to evacuate the building. It spread to the houses on either side, 214 and 220 East Delavan...
Read More
WBEN Photo
Buffalo Fire crews were busy in the early morning hours, fighting a large fire that destroyed a house on Box Ave. Wednesday. When fire crews arrived at 63 Box, near Kehr St., the vacant house was already fully involved. Fire fighters had a difficult time finding hydrants with enough pressure to...
Read More
Fire Truck
dreamstime
Richard Root
October 26, 2017 - 3:54 am
Town of Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - Two people trapped inside a burning home in the Town of Tonawanda were rescued. Fire fighter also rescued two dogs from the house. Police arrived at the house fire on Glenside Avenue late Monday afternoon to find 25-year-old Shantel Martin yelling for help from a...
Read More
Fire Truck
dreamstime
Richard Root
October 20, 2017 - 3:48 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo fire fighters were kept busy overnight with two house fires on Watson Street near William Street. It took them about three hours to clear the scene. The fires started at 212 Watson around 12:30 a.m. and spread to 208 Watson quickly as the houses were very close to each...
Read More
Fire Truck
dreamstime
Richard Root
October 19, 2017 - 3:53 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - At least six adults are left homeless after a fire overnight on the outskirts the Elmwood Village. Buffalo fire crews were called to 420 Breckenridge Street around 2:30 a.m. A basement fire had spread to the first floor of a rooming house with eight apartments. No injuries...
Read More
Fire Engine
Dreamstime
Richard Root
October 12, 2017 - 3:42 am
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Cheektowaga Firefighters responded to a fire at 180 Aris Avenue overnight around 2:30 a.m. Firefighters had to call for mutual aid to help battle the blaze. Reports from the scene was that it was a vacant, single story dwelling, with the wind causing flames to extend well...
Read More
WKBW Photo
Richard Root
September 28, 2017 - 3:27 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo fire crews were kept busy overnight with a fire at 168 Crowley Avenue in the city's Riverside district. The call came in around 1 a.m. Thursday and when crews arrived, flames were showing out of a dormer. They discovered fire on the second floor and in the attic...
Read More
Fire Engine
Dreamstime
Richard Root
September 05, 2017 - 5:49 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A fire yesterday afternoon on Buffalo's East Side has left 14 people homeless. The fire started at 42 Bogardus, but 46 Bogardus was only 18 inches away according to firefighters, and it quickly caught fire as well. A second alarm was quickly called, and then a third. The flames...
Read More
Fire Engine
Dreamstime
Richard Root
September 01, 2017 - 3:38 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - A man is dead in what investigators are calling an arson in Niagara Falls last night. Niagara Falls Firefighters were called to 522 Niagara Street just after 8:00 pm Thursday night. A fire was reported at a small, one and half story house. Investigators say a man was...
Read More

Pages