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Buffalo fire officials investigating arson of west side of Buffalo home

Posted at 6:09 AM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-01 17:29:42-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo fire officials are investigating a two-alarm fire in Buffalo's West Side neighborhood as an apparent arson.

Authorities say this happened around 5:30, Wednesday morning at 171 Breckenridge Street.

Following the initial investigation officials say it appears someone threw a molotov cocktail into the home.

Six people including two children made it out safe and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

Three people were transported to Oishei Children's Hospital for treatment and a Buffalo police officer was transported to ECMC for smoke inhalation.

Investigators say they are currently questioning two person of interest at this time.

Damage is estimated at $240,000.