Fire destroyed three houses on Buffalo's East side Friday afternoon. Firefighters responded to a two-alarm blaze on Dupont Street near Woodlawn Avenue around 1:00pm. It was deemed to be under control after about an hour.
A fourth house was heavily damaged. There are no reported injuries. One resident was able to safely escape.
The Buffalo News reports investigators are looking into the possibility that a renter, who was evicted earlier today, may have started the blaze. Authorities are searching for that individual.