Buffalo, NY (April 21, 2020) – Two people have been killed and two others left injured following a fire that broke out in the city of Buffalo Tuesday morning, April 22nd. The fatal incident was reported at a home on Minnesota Avenue at around 7:00 a.m.
According to authorities, crews were dispatched to the scene in the 400 block of Minnesota Avenue shortly after the fire started. One male victim was located deceased on the main floor and one woman was rushed to Erie County Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries.
Two other victims were also taken to ECMC for their injuries but their current conditions have not been reported. The official cause of the fire remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.
Fatal Residential Fires in New York
All across the state of New York, authorities have confirmed that fatalities caused by fires rose by at least 50 percent from 2016 to 2017. Reports show that 73 civilian deaths were the direct consequences of the numerous residential fires in New York that occurred during that time. After such an undoubtedly difficult and overwhelming event, it is crucial for those affected to know their rights and how to protect them as soon as possible.
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