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Buffalo firefighters battling two-alarm fire on Bryson Street

Posted at 5:47 AM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 09:02:47-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Firefighters in Buffalo responded a two-alarm fire Tuesday morning on the city's east side.

The first calls came in shortly after 5 a.m. for a structure fire on Bryson Street, near the Central Terminal. When firefighters arrived, one home was fully involved and the roof and rear of the other was starting to catch fire.

Buffalo Fire crews had trouble with access, with cars blocking driveways so they called in additional crews to help. Some firefighters approached from the back and others loaded into a bucket to fight the fire from above as they couldn't get access to the second floor.

One firefighter was injured fighting the fire. Fire officials said he was bitten by a dog trying to gain access to a home to evacuate a person. The firefighter will be brought to the hospital after operations are done at the scene.

There were six people in the home that was fully involved, but they managed to self-evacuate before firefighters arrived. The family in the second home has four children. They all rushed out without any injury.

The Red Cross is helping four adults and eight children after the fire.

The fire started in the back rear of the one home, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.