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.
Smoke and flames are picking up. pic.twitter.com/fhqmZbzX1s— Taylor Epps (@taylor_epps_) August 25, 2020
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.
FIRE UPDATE:— Katie Morse (@KatieMorseNews) August 25, 2020
Here's what we learned from chief on-scene: one woman was rescued from fire on Vermont Street in #Buffalo, expected to be ok. Two firefighters injured. No word on a cause. Extensive damage to the homes involved. We'll check in with @taylor_epps_ shortly. @WKBW
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.