Clarence - Christmas Eve House Fire Causes $225,000. In Damages.
Amherst Central Fire Alarm Office reports that around 12:45PM Amherst Fire Control Received a 9-1-1 Call from the resident at 8072 Red Clover Ave reporting that his vehicle was on fire inside of his attached garage. East Amherst Firefighters were on location within 4 minutes reporting heavy smoke and fire showing from the garage and was extending to the house. Firefighters had the fire under control within 30 minutes of arrival on scene. the fire caused Approx. $150,000. in damages to the structure and an additional $75,000. to the contents. The fire is believed to have started due to mechanical failure to the vehicle that was inside the garage and remains under investigation by the Erie County Sheriff's Office. One Firefighter was transported by Twin City Ambulance to a area hospital for evaluation from a minor injury that occurred on scene.