BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Fire Department responded to a house fire on Box Avenue just after 5:30 a.m. Sunday.
Buffalo Fire Battalion Chief Mark Hillery says the fire started in the back of the house and spread to the second story, causing $50,000 worth of damage.
Lights were on at the house when firefighters arrived, but no one was inside. Hillery says it's considered to be a vacant property.
This is the same residence where Buffalo Police discovered human remains in a fire pit earlier this year. The property is still under investigation by Buffalo Police and the FBI.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.