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Fire rips through West Side house in Buffalo

Buffalo fire officials say it appears someone threw a molotov cocktail into the home around 5:30 Wednesday morning.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A house fire broke out on Breckenridge Street Wednesday morning, between Plymouth Avenue and Barton Street. 

The fire began around 5:30 a.m. and Buffalo Fire crews were on scene shortly after it was reported. Investigators say it appears someone threw a Molotov cocktail into the home.

Six people, including two children, made it out safely and are being helped by the Red Cross. 

Three were taken to Oishei Children's Hospital to be checked out, and a Buffalo Police officer was taken to ECMC with smoke inhalation.

Two persons of interest are being questioned by fire investigators at this time in connection with the incident.

Damage was set at $240,000.

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