Child Killed in Fast-Moving Buffalo (NY) Fire

Child Killed in Fast-Moving Buffalo (NY) Fire

By Kevin Brautlacht

A 7-year-old died in a fast-moving fire at 1400 Fillmore Avenue on Buffalo's east side on Sunday, March 23, 2014.

Firefighters were dispatched just before 7:00 a.m. to a report of a house on fire at Fillmore and Woeppel Street with a report of people trapped.

Crews arrived at the two and one half story wood frame and reported heavy fire conditions in the structure. Firefighters pushed into the building in an aggressive search for victims.

Due to rapidly deteriorating conditions, command was forced to order all crews out of the building and fight the fire defensively. Firefighters used two 2 1/2-handlines, one deck gun, and three tower ladders.

The 2 1/2 Inch Handline

Damage was listed at $120,000 to 1400 Fillmore and $20,000 to the exposure building at 1392 Fillmore. The cause is under investigation.

More images from this fire HERE.

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