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Another fire at the Shoreline Apartments

Posted: 1:36 PM, Jan 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-16 14:35:37-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — For the second time this month, Buffalo fire crews worked on the old Shoreline Apartments to battle a fire. It caused $1,000 in damage, per the Buffalo Fire Department.

The apartments have been vacant since 2017 and are set to be demolished at the end of the month.

Another section of the apartments caught fire last week , which required a lot of resources to put out, per Buffalo Fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

7 Eyewitness News reached out to owners of the property at Norstar Development USA, which said the fires will not impact plans for demolition.

"The buildings are thick concrete. Last week the BFD Chief called me. No one was hurt, fire started in a vacant apartment with a lot of debris," said Linda Goodman, Senior Vice President at Norstar.

Construction fencing will be erected next week in advance of the demolition, according to Goodman.

Last week's fire required help from the de-contamination unit, after reports of asbestos.

"Asbestos abatement will be completed by licensed professionals in accordance with all laws and regulations. No risk to the general public," said Goodman.