Woman jumps from second-floor window during blaze

EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WIVB)- East Aurora Fire Officials say a woman jumped out of a second floor window to save herself from a burning fire. The three alarm blaze started before 9 a.m. Thursday morning at 45 Church Street.

When fire crews arrived flames were spewing out of the home. The hot embers destroyed the wooden apartment home. Fire investigators are on the scene trying to determine what caused it.

PHOTOS | See images of the two-story home

East Aurora Fire Chief Roger LeBanc says one pet is confirmed dead. At this time it’s unclear if any more were in the home.

The chief says the woman who jumped is lucky to be alive. She was taken to ECMC to be treated for minor injuries.

A man was also in the building at the time of the fire. He was on the first floor and taken to a nearby hospital to be checked.

The chief says the home will be destroyed in the near future.

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