3 NY FFs injured at 2-alarm blaze

A mayday call was canceled after a firefighter managed to bail out of a window

Deidre Williams
The Buffalo News, N.Y.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Damage was estimated at $400,000 and three firefighters and three people at the scene were taken to hospitals Saturday night after a two-alarm fire on Buffalo's West Side, city spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge reported.

According to the report, the blaze began on the first floor of a large 2 1/2 -story residence at 698 Prospect Ave., between Vermont and Rhode Island streets, shortly after 8:35 p.m. and spread to the upper floors.

A mayday call was canceled after a firefighter who was having water problems inside the building was able to exit through a first-floor window, DeGeorge reported.

Officials said three people were taken to Erie County Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of smoke inhalation. The three firefighters were transported to various hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

The fire was declared under control shortly before 9:30 p.m. Damage was estimated at $250,000 to the building and $150,000 to the contents.

The Red Cross is providing assistance to two adults. The cause is under investigation.


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