BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A police officer rescued a person from a house fire on Grant Street Thursday morning. A neighbor witnessed the officer run into the home and save someone from the second floor.
The police officer suffered from smoke inhalation. Three firefighters were also injured during the blaze. Two firefighters suffered burns and were transported to Erie County Medical Center. Another firefighter suffered from smoke inhalation.
Fire crews were called to the scene at Grant Street and Pooley Place around 6:30 a.m. The fire was under control by 7:45 a.m.
Buffalo Fire Department Division Chief Magavero says the fire started in a red box on the side of the building. The fire ran up to the attic. It was difficult for fire crews to put out the fire because the attic was such a confined space.
Buffalo Fire Commissioner Whitfield said they are looking into whether five overnight fires were started by a serial arsonist.
He said they responded to fires on Massachusetts and West Ferry, Grant Street and Gardner, 19th Street and West Ferry, Danforth and Forest in addition to the fire on Grant Street and Pooley. There was also an overnight blaze on Gatchell Street, where one firefighter was injured.
No suspects are in custody.