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Two firefighters and two police officers hurt after three-home fire in Buffalo's west side

Posted at 5:02 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 14:57:07-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Two firefighters and two police officers are hurt after a three-home fire on Buffalo's west side, Tuesday morning.

Crews arrived at the scene of a fire at homes on Vermont Street near Plymouth Avenue and Normal Avenue just after 4 a.m.

Crews were able to rescue a woman in one of the homes and she is okay.

"We came here, I saw the house was burning. The first thing, we were looking for my mom," said Rasmieh Musleh, the victim's daughter.

Damaged extended to all three homes and the middle home is a total loss, according to the fire chief. The middle structure was home to a family of seven.

"One burn injury and another injury, but all members here did a hell of a job putting this fire job. There were three buildings on fire, could've been easily four. We saved a person and everyone did a phenomenal job putting this fire out," said Division Chief Paul Graham.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Police say a firefighter has been treated and released and two officers are being treated for smoke inhalation.

"I don't care about the house. I thank God that my mom is safe. I want to thank all of the people who worked, the fire department, all of them," said Musleh.