Passer-by reported house fire in N. Tonawanda

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – It was a terrifying sight for the owners of a home on Sweeney St. in North Tonawanda.

The fire was reported by a good samaritan passing by the home early Saturday evening.

Officials told News 4 that the fire started in the basement and smoke quickly filled the home. Most of the damage was smoke and water related.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. 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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