Fire in Buffalo causes half-million dollars in damage

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - An overnight fire on Buffalo's east side caused about half a million dollars in damage, and a demolition call to city workers.

Firefighters were called to the mixed use property on Gittere Street near Walden Avenue around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning. When they arrived, flames were shooting through the second floor and the roof. Firefighters had to switch into defensive operations for their own safety. The roof and walls of the building eventually collapsed.

The building housed a delicatessen on the first floor. Firefighters say a second floor apartment in the building was vacant. No one was injured in the fire.

An emergency demolition was scheduled for Wednesday morning. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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