One person forced out of home by fire near Wegmans

Posted at 3:53 AM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-20 07:33:21-05

One person is being helped by the Buffalo Red Cross after an overnight fire in the city's Block Rock neighborhood.

Fire started on Germain Street about 11:30 p.m. Sunday.  That's right near Wegmans on Amherst Street.

Firefighters say this was a building with a number of apartments inside.

Some people were initially forced out of the building but were eventually let back inside.  Firefighters credit a quick response.

"That's what we do.  We get here as quick as possible and stop it as quick as possible.  Our guys did a great job tonight," said Buffalo Fire Department Battalion Chief John Murphy.

Crews say the fire started near a hot water heater and caused about $35,000 in damage.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.