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Buffalo Firefighters battle 2-alarm apartment fire

Firefighters were called to 85 7th Street around noon

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Firefighters battled a 2-alarm apartment complex fire Wednesday.

Firefighters were called to vacant Shoreline Apartments on 7th Street around noon. 

It started in a third-floor condo, but firefighters were able to contain the fire to that unit. It did $250,000 damage to the building. 

City officials confirmed the building contained asbestos, so firefighters had to strip out of their uniforms and get sprayed down in the cold.

A private vendor will have to decontaminate the firefighter's equipment.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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