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A father's heroic last act

Posted at 4:13 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 16:13:01-05

A family was ripped apart following an early morning fatal fire at a multi-residential home on Buffalo's east side.

The father, Demetrius Johnson Sr., died while trying to save his young children. The eldest of three suffered burns to 90% of her body and had to be airlifted to Shriner's Hospital for Children in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In addition, another man living in the upstairs apartment died in the fire.