Several animals perish in Sunday night fire

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo firefighters were called out Sunday night to battle a house fire on Minnesota Avenue.

Jim Hayes, Battalion Chief for the Buffalo Fire Department, said they were able to contain the flames quickly. The family escaped without injury, but there were several animals lost in the fire.

There was around $45,000 in damage to the home and the contents inside. Investigators are still working to find out how it started. 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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