VIDEO: Firefighters in Niagara Falls responded to the scene of a large fire early Sunday morning on Niagara Street, near 20th Street.
Massive flames and a large plume of smoke could be seen around 6 a.m. from 2 On Your Side's camera on top of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
City of Niagara Falls Fire Chief Joe Pedulla says upon arrival, the fire was venting through the roof of the former Frosted Mug bar and restaurant.
Pedulla says no people were hurt in the fire. However, several animals were killed in the blaze. He added that at least two buildings were damaged from the fire.
One of those buildings was the house next door that Laureen Peterson, Randi Eckelberger, and their families called home.
"We lost everything," Peterson says.
The neighbors say someone knocked on their door at around 5:30 a.m. That's when they went outside and called 9-1-1.