Frozen hydrants delay fire crews in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — News 4 is working to find out what caused a house fire in Niagara Falls Tuesday morning.

The fire broke out in a vacant home on the 1300 block of Ashland Ave. around 5:15 a.m. It spread to a neighboring home, causing minor damage there, according to fire officials.

Crews had trouble putting it out due to a number of frozen hydrants.

The people living in the home were allowed to re-enter the building.

No one was hurt. 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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