Fire Calls 01-29-2017 to 02-11-2017

For the period of January 29, 2017 through February 11, 2017, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 208 calls.  The total number of service calls to date is 698.

FIRE     A family of six on 57th Street was displace by a house fire on January 31.  The alarm rang out just after noon with a report of smoke coming from the home.  Captain Dave Ashby and his crew arrived on Engine 7 to find smoke pushing out of second and third story windows.  The fire was determined to be electrical in nature.  Damage was reported in excess of $50,000.

FIRE     Another structure fire occurred later in the day just off Buffalo Avenue in LaSalle.  The crews of Engine 7 and Truck 2 pulled up to find heavy fire blowing out the first floor windows.  Captain Mike Perri supervised the forcible entry through the front door while Captain Jeff Frazier and firefighter John Mang took a hoseline through it to extinguish the fire.  The Red Cross responded to assist the family displaced by the fire.

FIRE     The afternoon of February 5 saw a house fire when smoke coming from the first floor of a residence on Pierce Avenue caused neighbors to call 911.  Units arrived to find a living room fire on the first floor and quickly moved to extinguish it before it spread to other parts of the home.  Smoke and fire damage was estimated at $30,000.

FIRE     At 1:03 AM Niagara Falls Firefighters responded to a report of a house fire in LaSalle just off Buffalo Avenue.  Engine 9, responding from the fire station on the corner of Military Road and Bollier Avenue, found heavy fire and smoke blowing out the of the second floor windows when they pulled up in front of the home.  They immediately started an offensive attack on the fire.  Meanwhile, other crews established a water source and search the home for occupants.            After extinguishment, the cause of the fire was determined to be careless smoking habits.