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Two alarm fire spreads to west side home

Posted at 5:46 AM, Jan 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-09 07:43:07-05

Buffalo firefighters are on the scene of a house fire on Busti Avenue.  The fire started in one home and quickly spread to a neighboring house.

Eleven people, including a baby, were forced from the two homes that caught fire.

Firefighters were called to the first home around 5:00 Monday morning.  A second alarm was issued for the fire shortly after, which means about 60 firefighters were on-scene.

Firefighters could be seen fighting the fire on ladders and on the house's roof.

Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield says wind was a major factor in the fire.  

Three firefighters were hurt working this fire.  Two of them were hurt in slip-and-fall accidents.  A third was dehydrated.

It does not appear anyone inside these homes was hurt.

It's unclear how the fire started.