Three people escape fire at two-family home

BROCTON, N.Y. (WIVB) – Investigators in Chautauqua County are working to figure how a house in Brocton caught fire. At least three people were inside when the fire started at the two-family home on Highland Avenue, Sunday. Crews from several different fire companies helped make sure everyone made it out safely.

Brocton Fire Chief Jim Rizzo said, “This was a quick moving fire, upon arrival, really, really heavy smoke. The guys had a quick response here from surrounding departments, put a quick attack on the fire, and did a great job, put it out in good time.”

Investigators are still working to determine how much damage the fire caused. 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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