Two houses involved in Busti Ave. fire

Fire damages two homes on Busti Avenue

BUFFALO, .N.Y.-- Crews are working to put out a two-alarm fire on the city's Lower West Side.

Officials say that it started around 5:00 Monday morning on the second floor of a home at 246 Busti Avenue. About an hour later the flames had spread to a neighboring home at 248 Busti due to the winds.

Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield says 10 adults and one child were displaced because of the fire.  Volunteers from the Red Cross say they are now assisting 15 residents affected by the fire.

Whitfield said a couple firefighters suffered minor injures due to slip and fall, and another firefighter suffered dehydration.  All are being treated and are expected to be ok. 

Fire investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire.  The fire caused extensive damage to both homes. 

The fire did force crews to closed Virginia St. between Niagara St. and Efner St., blocking access to the 190 ramps. 


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