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More than 20 people rescued from Niagara Falls apartment fire

Posted at 9:24 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 23:24:07-04

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.

This is a developing story, we will have more information as it becomes available.