Four fires in two days on 5th Avenue in North Tonawanda

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A rash of four fires on the same North Tonawanda Street, in less than 48 hours, have caught the attention of police and fire marshals.

News 4 has learned from sources that “the fires are under investigation as possibly being suspicious.”

Firefighters responded to the first call, at 7 5th Avenue, at about 5:50 a.m. Friday. That was followed by three more fires, all at 19 5th Avenue, at 3:30 p.m. Friday, 12:30 a.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Neither the people who live in the homes, nor any firefighters, were injured during any of the fires. But the last one, investigators estimate, caused about $20,000 in damage to #19.

Part of the investigation includes looking into whether all four fires may be related.

Anyone with information may contact the North Tonawanda Police Detective Bureau at 692-4312.

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