the first article is 99% correct the only mistake is the amount of firefighters that responded as mutual aid units
One Woman Dead in City of Tonawanda House Fire
Posted By: Rachel Kingston
One woman is dead following an early morning house fire on Stark Street in the City of Tonawanda.
Chief Charles Stuart says flames erupted in the rear of 86 Stark Street around 6:30 this morning. When firefighters arrived, the house was fully engulfed.
A male occupant escaped unharmed and alerted firefighters of the woman still trapped inside.
Firefighters entered the residence to look for the victim but were forced out by intense smoke and flames. Her name has not yet been released.
Several dozen firefighters from the North Tonawanda and Brighton fire departments were called in to assist City of Tonawnada crews.
Investigators are still searching for a cause.
City of Tonawanda Fire / WGRZ-TV
New Year's day blaze
claims a life
City of Tonawanda
Last Edited: Thursday, 01 Jan 2009, 9:43 AM EST
Created On: Thursday, 01 Jan 2009, 9:43 AM EST
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - An early morning fire has claimed the life of a CIty of Tonawanda resident. Fire officials say they were called to 86 Stark street in the City of Tonawanda about 6:30 on New Year's day. One resident of the home escaped while another has died. The names of the victim and deceased are not being released. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
January 1, 2009
Early Morning Fire In Tonawanda
Story Published: Jan 1, 2009 at 7:48 AM EST
Story Updated: Jan 1, 2009 at 8:14 AM EST
In the area of East Niagara and Stark Streets - - fire officials are busy battling a blaze - - where Eyewitness News is told, the structure has partially collapsed.
Because of that, firefighters are only attacking the fire from the outside of the building.
As of 7:30 New Year's morning, there's no word on any injuries.
City of Tonawanda Firefighters responded this morning for a report of a structure fire with a person trapped on Stark St. Car 6 went on location with smoke & fire showing from the rear of a 1 1/2 story frame with an exposure problem on the #4 side. Command reported heavy fire conditions which forced crews out of the building and ordered a defensive attack. Mutual Aid companies were North Tonawanda, Grand Island (fill in), Brighton (FAST), & Kenilworth. One victim was found DOA inside the residence. The fire was under control in about 78 minutes.
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