Buffalo Firefighters responded on 12/27/17 at 2000 Hrs for a report of a structure fire on Tonawanda St.
Engine 26 went on location with heavy smoke showing from a 1 story storefront. B-56 requested an additional 2 & 1 to the scene due to weather conditions. E-26 further reported fire in the basement & B-47 requested the balance of the 2nd alarm & ordered defensive operations. Engine 26 declared a mayday being trapped outside in the alley by fire. Engine 36 put water down to allow E-26 to move out of the alley. B-56 reported exposure problems on the #2 & #4 sides and requested a 3rd alarm to the scene.
The fire was placed under control in 92 minutes.