BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man rescued from a burning East side home was taken to Erie County Medical Center Thursday evening. Two firefighters were also hurt fighting the fire.
Fire crews responded to an alarm at the three-story house at 147 Durham Avenue where they found the man in his 50s in a room on the second floor. Officials say an ambulance rushed one man from the house to ECMC; he was in serious condition late Thursday night.
Officials struggled to battle flames, and say it wound up being a costly fire. It damaged roughly $30,000 to the contents of the home and $80,000 to the structure. Buffalo Fire Department sources told News 4 that the injured firefighters recovered and were returned to duty later Thursday evening.
Fire crews say they had to bring in extra equipment and it almost became a two-alarm fire.
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