Fire

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Five people were taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after being rescued from their burning home on Rosedale Ave. in Hamburg. Two firefighters were also injured in the blaze, which began near 2:30 am in the garage of a home on the South side of the village near Route 62. At the height of the...
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Fire Engine
Dreamstime
Richard Root
August 02, 2017 - 6:23 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A fire overnight on Buffalo's East Side left ten people without a home. The fire started on the second floor of a 2 and half story house at 22 Rustic Place, off Doat and Genesee. Fire crews briefly took a defensive posture as the fire started to extend into the attic, but they...
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Fire Engine
Dreamstime
Richard Root
August 01, 2017 - 6:28 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The man accused of starting a two-alarm fire at an apartment on Franklin Street in Buffalo pleaded not guilty. 29-year-old Brandon Adler is charged with Second Degree Arson, Second Degree Criminal Mischief, Possession of Marijuana, Reckless Endangerment, and possessing illegal...
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Fire Engine
Dreamstime
Richard Root
July 31, 2017 - 4:27 am
Buffalo, NY - (WBEN) - Buffalo Fire Marshals have arrested a 29 year old man for arson in connection with a two-alarm apartment fire Sunday morning in Allentown at the corner Franklin and Allen Streets. The alarm was sounded about eight o'clock at 486 Franklin and flames were shooting through the...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 06, 2017 - 11:36 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - A dumpster behind the construction site of the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Western New York caught fire late Thursday morning. Brandon Peters, second assistant chief of the Eggertsville Hose Company, told WBEN there was construction material inside the dumpster but the cause...
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Fire at 505 Elmwood Ave.
Tim Wenger/WBEN
Richard Root
June 26, 2017 - 6:40 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - No serious injuries and most people can return to their apartments after a fire at a 12-story high-rise in Buffalo. The call came in just before 4:00 a.m. this morning. The first crews on the scene found a fourth floor apartment on fire and immediately called the second and...
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Tom Puckett
June 13, 2017 - 6:37 pm
West Seneca, NY (WBEN) Firefighters from throughout West Seneca rushed to what was reported as an explosion at Buffalo BioEnergy on North America Drive. Ther was a fire but it was extinguished quickly. "The top of the container had a rubber membrane on it that was burning when we got here. We put...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
June 09, 2017 - 11:22 am
(WBEN) Buffalo city fire crews made quick work of a two alarm blaze in Kaisertown Friday, where there were initial fears of catastrophe because of welding gasses, propane and oil stored on site at the former Worthington Compressor plant complex off Clinton Street. The fire department was called to...
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Boat fire on the Niagara River
City of Tonawanda Police
Richard Root
June 08, 2017 - 12:19 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - Two people escaped a dramatic boat fire on the Niagara River near the Niawanda Park shore. A father and son were able to get off the boat as the fire developed. A private craft rescued them from the water. The boat was completely engulfed in flames when police arrived at the...
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Photo: Liberty Cab
Tom Puckett
June 02, 2017 - 5:09 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Fire damaged the Liberty Cab garage on Kenmore Avenue Friday afternoon. Bill Yuhnke of Liberty Cab says the fire started on the roof, but doesn't know how it began. "All the cabs are working. There's no down time as far as cab service in Buffalo," says Yuhnke. Yuhkne notes the...
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