BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo firefighters are investigating a three-alarm fire that broke out early Tuesday morning on the city's West Side.
The fire broke out just before 5:30 a.m. at a vacant house located at 110 Massachusetts Avenue, near Prospect Avenue.
Buffalo Fire officials told 2 On Your Side's Lauren Hall that the vacant house was being renovated. They went on to say that the house did not have drywall inside, which made the building more flammable.
2 On Your Side's Hyatt Camera, which is over a mile away from the fire, could see smoke billowing from the scene.
A 2 On Your Side photographer at the scene says the vacant house appears to be completely destroyed. In addition, the fire caused exposure damage to three nearby homes and a Buffalo Fire truck on the scene. The total estimated damage from the three alarm fire is said to be over $650,000.
Fire officials say nine adults, two children and a dog have been displaced due to the fire. The 11 individuals who were displaced lived on either side of the vacant house where the fire started.
None of the residents were injured; however, fire officials say two firefighters were taken to ECMC for various injuries. Their current status is unknown at this time.