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Buffalo Fire Department investigating two-alarm house fire that displaced six people

Woman jumps to safety, caught by police officer
Posted at 4:50 AM, Aug 30, 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Fire Department is investigating the cause of a two-alarm fire that displaced six people, including two children, on Sunday.

Fire officials say the fire started around 11:25 a.m. Sunday on the second floor of a home on Sidney Street.

According to the fire department, one of the female residents who lived there jumped to safety from a second-floor overhang and was caught by a Buffalo police officer on the ground.

The fire department says firefighters and neighbors helped rescue an additional five people; the Red Cross is assisting all six of them.

Fire investigators estimate the fire did $100,000 in damage.