BREAKING: Buffalo Fire Investigators Looking At Possibility of Boy Rescued in Regina Place Fire Accidentally Starting it

July 2, 2014 Updated Jul 2, 2014 at 9:22 PM EDT

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BREAKING: Buffalo Fire Investigators Looking At Possibility of Boy Rescued in Regina Place Fire Accidentally Starting it

July 2, 2014 Updated Jul 2, 2014 at 9:22 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW-TV) - Eyewitness News has learned that Buffalo fire investigators are looking into the possibility that the 5-year-old rescued from Thursday's Regina Place fire may have accidentally started it.

The fire started around 5:30 Thursday afternoon. Flames were shooting out of the home and another next door was also burning.

Lewis Varner, Jr., a neighbor, was able to use his own ladder to rescue the 5-year-old boy trapped on the second floor. Firefighters were able to rescue his father, 56-year-old Tony Mills, but he later died at ECMC.

There is no word tonight on how it started. We will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest developments.