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Eight people, including kids, displaced house fire in Eggertsville section of Amherst

Posted at 1:24 AM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 06:32:03-04

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — Multiple crews are investigating a fire in the Eggertsville section of Amherst.

Authorities say they responded to a fire call just before 4:30, Wednesday afternoon at a two and a half story home at 1775 Eggert Road, and found smoke coming from the home.

The following departments assisted with the fire, and say four adults, four children, and a dog are all accounted for, while a cat remains missing:

  • American Red Cross
  • Amherst Central Fire Alarm
  • Amherst Fire Control
  • Amherst Fire Inspectors
  • Amherst Police Department
  • Eggertsville Hose Company
  • North Bailey Fire Company
  • Snyder Fire Department

Damage is estimated at $70,000 to the structure, and $40,000 to the contents for a total of $110,000.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.