Part of building collapses in early morning fire

BUFFALO N.Y. (WIVB) — A blaze Monday morning collapsed the rear of a building as firefighters aimed at preventing it from spreading to adjacent buildings.

Around 1:30 a.m., crews were dispatched to 724 William St. on Buffalo’s east side. The building was a former restaurant and was vacant at the time. Firefighters attacked the flames from above to minimize its damage.

The investigation continues as to why the fire 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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