Two firefighters remain hospitalized after Buffalo fire

  • Source: The Buffalo News
  • Published: 01/10/2019 06:47 PM

Four firefighters were treated at Erie County Medical Center after a fire in a two-story house on Butler Avenue Thursday evening, according to Buffalo Police and Fire Department officials. Firefighters were called to 82 Butler Ave. at about 8:30 p.m. for a call of smoke shooting from the second floor of the house, according to radio dispatches. An official at the scene made a "mayday" call about a firefighter reported "down" in the building's attic and requested assistance, according to dispatch reports. Buffalo Police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said late Thursday that fire officials reported the four sustained burns in the fire on Butler, and two were affected by smoke inhalation. Early Friday morning, DeGeorge said two firefighters had been treated and released while the other two remained at ECMC. One suffered third-degree burns to his hands and arms and was listed in stable condition Friday; the other sustained less severe burns and remains in the hospital for observation and evaluation.


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