Firefighters had to evacuate as flames began to overtake a home on Kilhoffer Street in Buffalo.
The call came in around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday as a fire on the first floor, but when firefighters arrived they found flames into the second floor and into the attic. The blaze was so intense that firefighters had to back out and take a defensive position.
Extra crews were called to the scene, as was the Red Cross to assist the five adults and two children who made it out of the home.
Smoke and flames poured from the windows as the people who lived in the home sat on the sidewalk and cried, helplessly watching as their home was consumed.
Emotions are very high - unconfirmed reports that a person may be trapped on the second floor of the home. pic.twitter.com/LXb5L46k9X
— Jim Herr (@breaknewsman) December 16, 2015
The fire caused $100,000 damage to the home and the cause remains under investigation.
It also caused $10,000 in exposure damage to a neighboring home.
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