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Buffalo firefighters tackle overnight house fire

Posted at 3:32 AM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 07:45:56-05

The Red Cross is helping occupants of a home on Fuller Street in Buffalo's Riverside neighborhood, after a fire broke out early Monday morning.

The Buffalo Fire Department tells 7 Eyewitness News firefighters were dispatched to the house at 12:45 a.m. Everyone inside made it out safely, but its unclear how many people were home at the time of the fire.

A 7 Eyewitness News photographer witnessed firefighters on the second floor of the home. Smoke could be seen coming out of the second floor. Paneling on the front of the house appeared to have fire damage, and at least one window was broken. Firefighters had to remove singed paneling from the house and spray down hot spots.

The cause of the fire is under investigation as of Monday morning. Damage is estimated at $80,000.