Firefighting, Industrial Firefighting

Four-Alarm Fire Levels Buffalo Building

An industrial building on Buffalo’s East Side was destroyed in a four-alarm fire late Tuesday afternoon, reports The Buffalo News.

Thick plumes of smoke could be seen for miles from the fire on Howard Street, just east of Fillmore Avenue. Major portions of the two-story, brick warehouse at 463 Howard collapsed.

Firefighters were first called to the Babcock neighborhood at 1:30 p.m. for a reported car fire.

The fire in the two-story brick building broke out at about 3:30 p.m.

There were no reports of injuries.

Robbie Said, the building’s owner, said he was in the process of renovating it for his moving business. He also said there is a car-detailing business in the rear of the 33,000-square-foot structure.

The cause of the fire, one of the biggest in the city this year, has not been determined and no damage estimate has been released.

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