Fire

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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Buffalo Fire crews spent the early morning Wednesday working on a 2-alarm blaze on the 200 block of Northampton Street in the shadow of the Buffalo-Niagara Medical campus. Firefigthers arrived at the scene just before 5:00, and found a 2-and-a-half story, two-unit apartment house at 218 Northampton...
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Tim Wenger
April 27, 2017 - 10:27 pm
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - A dilapidated barn went up in flames and burned to the ground in Orchard Park Thursday evening. The fire and smoke could be seen for miles as the flames engulfed the barn off Route 20A just east of the Village of Orchard Park at the corner of Norwood. No official cause...
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An apartment building on Delaware Avenue was damaged during a short-lived two alarm fire Wednesday morning. Crews spent approx. an hour at 401 Delaware. Fire was contained to the first floor. No injuries. Damage pegged at $300,000. Traffic along Delaware Avenue near Tupper Street was restricted...
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April 22, 2017 - 9:52 am
LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WBEN) - An apartment fire early Saturday morning in Lackawanna resulted in seven injuries. The fire occurred in a 2 1/2 story apartment at 79 Ingham Avenue. One woman is in critical condition after she inhaled smoke according to Channel 2 WGRZ. Other injuries were minor. The woman...
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Richard Root
April 14, 2017 - 2:51 am
(WBEN) - A fire in Buffalo last night has claimed a life. Buffalo fire crews were called to 45 Kermit Avenue, just blocks away from E-C-M-C, at around 7 P.M. At some point while on the scene, fire crews were advised someone might still be inside. The victim was found by rescuers in the first floor...
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Lockport's HTI Plant burns, August 10, 2016
AP Photo
Dave Debo
April 11, 2017 - 4:36 pm
(WBEN) The disposition of of a 14-year-old boy who pleaded guilty as an accomplice in last August's massive fire at Lockport's High Tread International tire recycling plant is on hold because of a computer virus that has shut down many systems at Erie County Medical Center. Fourteen-year-old Joseph...
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March 22, 2017 - 4:12 pm
FALCONER, N.Y. (WBEN) - Fire crews battled a large blaze on West Main Street in Falconer for most of the day on Wednesday. Channel 7 reports the fire is currently under control but a portion of West Main Street will remain closed Wednesday night and even for the next few days because the building...
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