Buffalo Fatal 3 Alarm Fire

Buffalo Firefighters responded on 1/29/18 at 0243 Hrs for a report of a bedroom fire on Benzinger St.

Engine 28 went on location with smoke showing from the #2 side in a 2 1/2 story house. Units reported a victim inside the structure in a window and B-56 requested an additional 2 & 1 to the scene. Ladder 14 reported additional victims inside the structure & reported heavy fire conditions inside the structure on the 1st floor. B-56 requested the balance of the 2nd alarm to the scene.  Engine 35 located a victim and extricated & B-56 requested an additional 2 & 1 to the scene. B-56 requested the balance of the 3rd alarm & ordered all crews out of the building for defensive operations.

B-56 reported rescues made by Engine 28, Engine 35, & Ladder 14. One victim was pronounced at a local hospital.