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Body recovered from scene of Niagara Falls fire

Crews battling massive fire at multiple homes in Niagara Falls
Posted at 2:15 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 21:46:42-04

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — A body has been recovered from the scene of a multiple building fire in Niagara Falls, Tuesday morning.

According to Falls Fire Chief Joseph Pedulla, a resident of the home was reported missing when the fire started but it's too early to determine if it's the same person whose body was recovered.

Fire officials say this fire started at 1815 Niagara Street just before midnight Tuesday, and reached at least two other buildings. All 3 buildings are total losses and will be demolished Tuesday.

You can see overhead video of the flames courtesy The Action Niagara Falls.

There have been reports that fireworks being used in the area could be the cause of the fire but Pedulla says that is one of many possible causes they are investigating.

Video from cameras installed in nearby homes is being reviewed as the investigation continues.

Neighbors say the man who perished in the fire was named Wade. Neighbor Will Lowery says he heard cries from Wade, who was trapped in the home.

"By the time we got the ladder, it was too hot," Lowery said.

Niagara Falls police are asking anyone with information regarding the fire to call them at 286-4553 or 286-4711.