BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — An electrical fire delayed the opening of the Rath Building and shut down power Friday morning.
According to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, an electrical panel on the building's 9th floor caught fire.
CONTINUED MEDIA ADVISORY: there is no real fire or water damage to the Rath Building due to the minor electrical fire this morning but the south end of the building is without power. The building will be closed until all power can be restored. We are hoping for 10:30 am opening. pic.twitter.com/JfAE4lTXxz— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) August 23, 2019
As of just before 9:30 a.m. Poloncarz announced the building will re-open to the public at 10:30 a.m. all floors except for floors nine, 10 and 11 have full power and are operational. All employees should report except for employees who work on those three floors, they will be closed for the day.
The departments on those floors are: health, environment and planning, comptroller and legal advocacy for the disabled.