Deadly house fires in West Seneca & South Buffalo

Mar 9, 2015

Two separate house fires claimed the lives of two western New Yorkers Monday morning.   There's word an elderly woman has perished in a house fire in West Seneca. Reports indicate the blaze broke out at a 67 Dirkson Avenue home and spread to a neighboring house.

Google Streetview of 67 Dirkson Avenue in West Seneca.
Credit WBFO News file photo

As many as ten fire companies were called to the scene.  That blaze started around 6:25 a.m.  

Hours later a second fire broke out at 146 Weyand Avenue in South Buffalo.  

Buffalo Firefighters responded to the blaze after 9 a.m.  According to reports from the scene, the body an elderly man was discovered inside the first floor.  

Weyland Avenue, South Buffalo.
Credit Photo from Google Streetview Maps

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.  Damage is estimated at $100,000.