Evacuations are now underway spanning a 10-block radius as crews battle a massive blaze on Stevens Street in Lockport. Residents are being told to head to the Salvation Army at Cottage and Walnut.
The fire started at the abandoned paper mill around 7 p.m. Wednesday. It is currently being used as a tire recycling facility.
According to Hamburg's mayor, the Red Cross has 50 cots available at the Salvation Army, and can accommodate 100 people. Anyone needing to evacuate should bring a small bag of personal belongings, and should plan on the evacuation lasting well into Thursday -- possibly later.
At the fire's peak, at least 26 fire companies were assisting Lockport Fire with the five-alarm blaze.
As of late Wednesday night, no injuries have been reported with this blaze.
— Dave Thompson (@DaveWKBW) August 11, 2016
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