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Two firefighters hurt battling two-alarm fire in Buffalo's Babcock neighborhood

Posted at 2:23 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 04:42:33-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Fire Department is trying to figure out what caused a two-alarm fire in the city's Babcock neighborhood that injured two firefighters.

A division chief tells 7 Eyewitness News the fire broke out in a vacant home in the 1200 block of Seneca Street around 2:00 a.m. Thursday.

It quickly spread through the house and damaged two adjacent homes that are occupied. The fire department says the residents of those homes were able to evacuate safely and were able to return to their homes once crews brought the fire under control.

The damage to the vacant house was so extensive that it has to be demolished. The other two homes sustained a total of $35,000 in damage between them.

Two firefighters were sent to Erie County Medical Center; one suffered burns, the other injured their knee. Both are expected to recover.

The cause of this fire is under investigation.

This is a developing story.