Buffalo firefighters are hoping you stay safe in this cold weather, not just outside but inside. This can be the season for residential fires, as people struggle to keep themselves, their families and their homes warm in this week of bitter cold.
The former federal courthouse in downtown Buffalo is again active, serving as the new home of both the Buffalo Police and Fire Departments. A dedication ceremony was held Thursday morning, beginning with the police department formally decommissioning its longtime home just a few blocks away.
City officials continued to say only that the investigation was ongoing Tuesday into a deadly house fire in Buffalo's Lovejoy neighborhood. But new information surfaced Tuesday about the father of the victim, while news reports suggested he may have caused the fire after lighting a cigarette with a blowtorch.
Buffalo firefighters responded to a home fully engulfed by flames on Jewett Avenue in the city's Central Park neighborhood early Friday morning that "very quickly" spread to three other homes. Although more than a quarter-million dollars in damage was reported, no one was injured.
A two-alarm fire on Buffalo's East Side has left 11 people homeless. The fire broke out earlier this afternoon at a home at 122 Moselle near Genesee Street. It quickly spread to two nearby homes, including a vacant home at 126 Moselle.
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 six-month-old infant boy died in an overnight fire in Buffalo's Riverside neighborhood. The deadly blaze has raised questions about city closures of fire companies under what the union calls a new staffing policy.
WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports on new staffing rules for city firefighters.