Fire sparks at Orkin Pest Control

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB)- Fire crews in Amherst will be working to figure out what sparked a fire at the Orkin Pest Control building on Earhart Drive near Wehrle Drive.

No one was hurt, but firefighters say if flames had broken out in a different part of the building, this could have been much worse.

“The concern about the pesticides, being Orkin Pest Control, there were pesticides within the building and once again it turned out to be the office space as opposed to the warehouse space which was a great relief,” said James Lawida, Main Transit Fire Department Chief.

There’s no word on damages Monday morning. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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