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Buffalo house fire kills man, 2 daughters; mom hospitalized

July 5, 2022 GMT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A fire ripped through a Buffalo home before dawn Monday, killing a man and two of his adult daughters and sending their mother to a hospital, firefighters said.

Officials are investigating what caused the blaze, which started on the second floor of a house near the North Buffalo neighborhood and spread to the attic. News station video showed flames shooting up from the side of the house and rising over the roof.

Firefighters found the victims in the attic and on the second floor, Fire Commissioner William Renaldo told reporters.

The father, 53, and his 23-year-old and 27-year-old daughters were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said in a release. The mother, 53, was hospitalized for treatment for smoke inhalation. Renaldo said she is expected to recover.

A dog also died in the fire.

Five firefighters were hospitalized for various injuries and released later Monday.

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In a story published July 4, 2022, about a deadly fire in Buffalo, The Associated Press erroneously reported in the headline the number of victims. The fire killed a man and two daughters, not a man and three daughters.