Buffalo Fire

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

History made within the Buffalo Fire Department is being recognized. It now has its first-ever African-American female Lieutenant.

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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.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Four Buffalo Firefighters were hurt Thursday evening while battling a blaze the city’s east side.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen two firefighters remain hospitalized Friday. 

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

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.


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It's been a long time coming. Buffalo Police have been headquartered out of the same building at Franklin and Church streets since the 1930s. On Friday, their new HQ opens to officers and the public.

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The Buffalo Police Department has started moving out of its longtime home at Church and Franklin streets. Crews began moving furniture and equipment in large trucks Monday morning.

Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

A chaotic scene emerged in North Buffalo Thursday night after a house exploded into flames on Covington Road.

Dave Kaz / Buffalo Fire Rescue 1

An Amherst man has pleaded guilty to starting the fire that damaged an Allentown apartment building.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

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.

7-year-old boy dies in early morning Lovejoy fire

Jan 29, 2018
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An early-morning fire in Buffalo's Lovejoy neighborhood has left a child dead and several others homeless.


5 people displaced after 3-alarm fire in Black Rock

Dec 28, 2017
Buffalo Fire Department

Five people are without a home Thursday morning after a three-alarm fire in Buffalo's Black Rock neighborhood.

One person was taken to an area hospital for treatment of burns from a fire on Buffalo's West Side early Thursday afternoon.

South Buffalo girl injured after fall into open sewer

Oct 3, 2017

A 12-year-old girl has been injured after she fell about 12 feet into an open sewer.

Dave Kaz / Buffalo Fire Rescue 1

Buffalo Fire crews spent Friday morning at a blaze that caused extensive damage to three homes and sent 11 people to the hospital. 

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Firefighter Jason Czora returned home to Western New York from Colorado Monday. He returned the hard way - by bicycle.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Sabretooth has been given the boot - but do not be alarmed. It is for a good cause.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Buffalo fire crews were called out to downtown Buffalo Wednesday for an early morning fire that investigators say began in the first-floor restaurant.

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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.

Possible meth lab draws emergency crews to West Side

Mar 24, 2017
WBFO's Marian Hetherly

A portion of Potomac Avenue near Hoyt Street on Buffalo's West Side was closed for several hours Friday morning as fire crews came upon a potentially lethal situation.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

A house fire lit up the West Side sky early Monday morning, calling Buffalo firefighters into action in frigid weather.

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A two-alarm fire in the Kenfield neighborhood of Buffalo this morning is out, but  not before damaging three homes.

Former East side church building catches fire

Apr 24, 2016
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A fire on Sunday afternoon at the former Trinity Baptist church has resulted in the emergency demolition of a portion of the building.

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The final day of the Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament will take place today.

WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Buffalo Fire Marshals are looking for the cause of yesterday's four-alarm blaze that leveled a warehouse on the city's east side and spread to several neighboring buildings.

Buffalo Police surveillance photo

Buffalo Police have release a surveillance photo of a person of interest in a string of suspicious fires that erupted Thursday morning.

Buffalo Fire probes rash of West Side fires

Oct 2, 2014
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A series of fires broke out on Buffalo's West Side early Thursday morning. Three Buffalo firefighters and a Buffalo police officer suffered minor injuries. 

Smoky two-alarm Buffalo fire called ‘suspicious’

Jul 10, 2014
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

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 destroys three East Side houses

May 2, 2014

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. 

WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

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.

Elmwood apartment building fire forces out residents

Jun 25, 2013
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A fire at an Elmwood Avenue apartment building displaced several residents late Tuesday morning.

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