EGGERTSVILLE, N.Y. - Firemen from the Eggertsville Hose Company extinguished a fire at the Princeton Court apartment complex, 129 Princeton Avenue, near the University at Buffalo South Campus, this morning.
Fire Chief John Buttino said firefighters responded to a report of smoke coming from the building and found flames in a kitchen spreading to the living room of apartment 3 when they arrived. Due to initial fears that occupants could still be in the building, a second alarm was struck, bringing additional crews from the North Bailey and Snyder fire deparments.
Firefighters worked quickly to bring the blaze under control in 17 minutes. Maitenance staff and an off-duty Buffalo Fire Department firefighter had already assisted residents in evacuating the complex, Buttino said.
The cause is under investigation. No injuries were reported. Damage is estimated at $225,000.