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10 displaced after fire tears through Box Avenue home

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Posted at 5:17 AM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 06:23:07-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — 10 people were displaced by an early-morning fire on Buffalo's east side.

Firefighters said it started in a home on Box Avenue, between the second floor and the attic. They said the occupants saw smoke on the second floor, and upon looking in the attic saw smoke and flames.

Firefighters arrived around 1 a.m. to find everyone inside had self-evacuated. It took firefighters awhile to put the flames out. They said once everything was under control, it took a lot of work to extinguish hot spots.

Damage was estimated at $150,000. The 10 displaced occupants were being assisted by the American Red Cross.