|INCIDENT TYPE:||STRUCTURE FIRE|
|LOCATION:||2954 NIAGARA FALLS BOULEVARD|
|MUNICIPALITY:||Town of Wheatfield|
|DATE/TIME:||3/16/2021 at 20:06 hours|
|WHEATFIELD – On March 16th, 2021 at 20:06 Hours, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a fire inside the lower residence at 2954 Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield. Niagara County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and observed heavy smoke coming from inside the building. A brief investigation revealed all occupants were safely evacuated from the residence. |
Adams Volunteer Fire Company, St Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Company, and Bergholz Volunteer Fire Company responded and extinguished the fire. During the event, firefighters were able to rescue a cat which belonged to the upstairs resident. The building sustained a significant amount of damage from the smoke and efforts to extinguish the fire.
The resident of the lower unit was evaluated by Tri-Community EMS and treated for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported. The Red Cross was called to assist the tenants affected by the fire. An investigation into the cause of the fire by the Niagara County Origin and Cause Team is underway.