Overnight Fire on Townsend Street

August 22, 2014 Updated Aug 22, 2014 at 7:29 AM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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August 22, 2014 Updated Aug 22, 2014 at 7:29 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - A fire caused major damage to a home at 67 Townsend Street overnight.

Fire crews rushed to the scene at around 2:45 on Friday morning. The blaze sent three men running from the home.

The fire caused about $30-thousand in damage to the structure and $15-thousand in damage to the contents inside the house.

Residents tell Channel 7's Rachel Elzufon that the fire was contained to the back of the house. They were able to re-enter the home shortly before five in the morning.

Firefighters are investigating a cause. However, residents believe it was sparked by an electrical issue.