Man admits to starting fire at Allentown apartment building

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man has admitted to fourth-degree arson following an incident in Allentown.

This past July, Brandon Adler, 29, caused a couch at his Franklin St. apartment to catch fire. The fire then spread throughout the building.

Five people who were inside the building at the time escaped without being harmed, but two other people had to be rescued through a second-story window by Buffalo fire crews.

The fire caused severe damage to the building’s second floor and roof. Water damage occurred throughout the entire building, and everyone who lived there was displaced.

Adler, who now lives in Amherst, faces up to four years in prison. He will be sentenced on May 21. 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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