NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — More than 20 people were rescued after a fire at a Niagara Falls apartment building Friday night.
According to fire officials, the fire started at an apartment on the corner of 13th Street and Ontario Avenue around 6:30 pm.
The battalion fire chief tells 7 Eyewitness News that a total of 22 people were rescued from three units, nine adults and 13 children.
Two people were taken to the hospital, according to the fire chief. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
The fire began on the first floor and spread to other apartments. Officials say the cause is still under investigation, but appears to be electrical in nature.
The Red Cross is assisting three families, according to the spokesperson.
NOW:Video from scene of an apartment complex on corner of 13th and Ontario in Niagara Falls. Building inspector telling me a fire began in this 4 apartment complex. Fire began in 1 unit and spread to 3 others. All 4 will be condemned. Only 3 apts. occupied time of fire. @WKBW pic.twitter.com/jJfdPNJl8a— Nikki DeMentri (@nikkidementri) May 25, 2019
NOW: Battalion Chief Fontanella saying fire started shortly after 6:30. A total of 22 people rescued—9 adults and 13 children. He says 10-12 people rescued from 2nd floor balcony. Fire started on first floor and is under investigation, but appears electrical in nature. @WKBW pic.twitter.com/EFFNRu8qxN— Nikki DeMentri (@nikkidementri) May 25, 2019
This is a developing story, we will have more information as it becomes available.