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Two people and a dog rescued from early morning fire in Buffalo

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Posted at 12:55 PM, Oct 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-03 12:55:32-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Officials say two people and a dog were rescued from an early morning house fire in Buffalo Saturday.

Buffalo fire responded just after 4:30 a.m. to the fire at 333 Pratt Street, the fire started on the first floor of the two story home.

Three Buffalo police officers were first on the scene, according to officials they were able to remove a section of a stockade fence and gain access to the backyard. When the officers entered the yard they found a ladder and rescued one of the males who was trapped on the second floor.

The other male who was trapped then tossed the dog to the officers below.

Buffalo firefighters were able to rescue the second male who was trapped.

Officials say the two males were transported to ECMC to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, the damage is estimated at $170,000.