WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW) — West Seneca police say the town's Highway Department building suffered extensive damage in a massive fire early Christmas morning.
The police department told Channel 7 News Monday the damage was severe enough that the building's structural integrity is now in question. Many parts of the building are not accessible due to safety concerns.
According to police, the building is now under a partial demolition order so that crews can knock down another wall on Tuesday to assess the damage and see how much of the building can still be saved.
At this point, crews are continuing to sift through the rubble to determine what kind of equipment was in the building at the time and how much was damaged.
Merry Christmas! An extra big thank you to all of our fire department districts who have been working overtime this holiday. They successfully battled a house fire Christmas Eve and have contained an overnight fire at the Highway Dept. No update yet on the extent of the damage. pic.twitter.com/IvuBV72NDp— West Seneca Police (@wspolice) December 25, 2021
According to West Seneca police, fire crews also battled a house fire on Christmas Eve.
Investigators say the fire was contained to the garage of the home and everyone who lived there was able to evacuate safely.
The causes of both fires are under investigation.