Fire crew rescues elderly woman from blaze

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – An elderly woman was rescued from a burning home in Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood Tuesday morning. Firefighters were called to the blaze at Ontario and Tonawanda Streets.

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The woman was transported to Erie County Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.  Another resident was able to make it out safely on her own from the upstairs apartment.

Investigators are working to find out what caused the fire. No damage estimate has been released. 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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