For the period of March 19, 2017 through April 8, 2017, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 356 calls. The total number of service calls to date is 1,719.
FIRE An early morning garage fire started in the 400 block of 19th Street on Wednesday, March 22. Firefighters arrived to a detached garage with flames breaking through the windows and the roof collapsing inward. Platoon 4 Chief Cliff Mayes ordered an exterior attack and crews soon had the fire under control. The building was a total loss and the cause is under investigation.
FIRE The 1600 block of Weston Avenue had a working structure fire in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 25. Downtown crews pulled up to find a garage fully engulfed in flames. After extinguishment damages were estimated at $4,000.00. The cause is under investigation.
CARBON MONOXIDE Truck 1 was called out to a report of elevated levels of Carbon Monoxide just after 8:00 am on Monday, March 27. The crew arrived at the home located on the 1200 block of 15th Street and tested the atmosphere inside. After registering readings of 39 parts per million Captain Gary Carella called for Code Enforcement. A standard furnace was installed incorrectly and the exhaust pipe to the unit had melted through.
FIRE A mid-morning fire started in an unoccupied home on Girard Avenue on Tuesday, April 4. Neighbors saw smoke coming from the house and called 911. LaSalle area crews arrived to find a working structure fire in the kitchen. Engine 7 Captain Dave Ashby and Firefighters Frank Fortunato and Bruce Reynolds were first on the scene. They took a hose line through the front door and extinguished the fire in minutes. Investigators determined the cause to be a pizza box placed on the stove top. Damages are estimated at $5,000.00.