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. 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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