• Erie Co. Blotter.

East Amherst - Careless Use Of A Torch Causes $250,000 In Fire Damages.

Amherst Fire Control received several calls call from neighbors reporting a structure fire. East Amherst Chief Scott Wehrlin was on location in about 3 minutes and reported a garage fully involved. The fire started outside the house but quickly spread due to flammable Halloween decorations. The fire was quickly knocked down. A pick-up truck and a jet ski were also destroyed by the fire.

The homeowner was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor hand and finger burns.

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