BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Crews responded to a house fire in the 100 block of Grant Street near Lafayette Avenue in Buffalo Tuesday night.
Although officials received initial reports that someone was inside the house, crews did not find anyone and after several searches determined the house was vacant, said a Buffalo Fire Department Chief.
He also said nobody was injured.
Extra crews were called to the scene of the fire due to its initial intensity and the possibility that someone was inside the home. Crews also worried the fire may spread to buildings on either side.
The fire was contained fast enough to keep it from spreading to another building, however the house that caught fire is a complete loss, the chief said.
An emergency demolition of the house that caught fire has been ordered due to the extent of the damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.