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Massive fire on Massachusetts Avenue in Buffalo causes $650,000 in damage

Posted at 5:58 AM, May 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-01 07:33:59-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo fire crews were called to Massachusetts Avenue and Prospect Avenue around 5:30 Tuesday morning for calls of a house on fire. That fire impacted four neighboring homes, with billowing smoke being seen in the city sky by 5:15.

The fire started inside a vacant house being remodeled, which is why it burned so fast and so unusually hot. Officials estimate $650,000 in total damages.

No one who lived in these homes was injured. Two firefighters were taken to ECMC with various injuries.

11 people were displaced, two of which are children.

Eyewitnesses say they saw the fire begin around 5:00, and within a matter of seconds the entire home was on fire and in minutes it collapsed. They say this is the second time a home on that street caught on fire.

The cause under investigation, per fire officials.