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.

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