Fire scorches Buffalo home, sends firefighter to hospital

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A south Buffalo home is burnt out following an early evening fire that sent one firefighter to the hospital.

Officials say Buffalo Fire responded to 27 Red Jacket Parkway to respond to reports of smoke billowing from a home. Firefighters responded around 5 p.m. and began jetting flames that ripped through the inside of the home.

The family inside the home was able to escape along with two cats, however a firefighter was taken to the Erie County Medical Center for a knee injury. Another was treated for exhaustion.

Total damage to the home racked up to be about $110,000 with $75,000 to the structure and $35,000 to charred contents. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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