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.
In light of the fire that claimed the life of 7-year-old Alexavier Torres-Santiago in the city on Sunday, Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield is reminding people to make sure they have working smoke detectors in their home.
School officials are highlighting the value of regularly-scheduled fire drills after 200 students and staff members were able to safely escape after a fire broke out Monday afternoon at Westminster Charter School.