This happened across the street from me yesterday (New Year's Eve). I was at this very keyboard working on the blog launch when the call came through on the scanner.
I'm always in "response" mode for local public safety incidents, so long as such incidents are relatively close. Being across the street, this event qualified. I made it to the scene before the full battalion even arrived.
These clips were broadcast or shared to the BuffaloScan Twitter feed, but I also did a live video via Twitter on said feed which provides an additional angle, and some incredible water works shots as fires make quick work of putting out the blaze.
This WGRZ news report echos what I already knew from the Buffalo Fire Department's standard verbal summary over fire radio -- something they give to the dispatcher just after they've put out the fire and are about to leave the scene. The fire was apparenlty arson.
By Dave for for BuffScan.
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