Buffalo, N.Y. Firefighters of the 4th Battalion 1st Platoon were called out to battle a structure fire at 1268 West Ave. on the City’s West Side early Thursday evening March 5, 2015. Engine Co.19 located a few blocks from the fire was met with heavy smoke
from a 2 1/2 story frame dwelling.
Firefighters making an aggressive interior attack found a victim. The occupant was removed by members of Engine Co.37 and Ladder Co.4; the victim’s breathing was labored and went into cardiac arrest. He was shocked with an AED and CPR was started.
En route to the hospital a pulse was regained. Four 1 3/4″ hand lines were used to bring the fire under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Damage was listed at $100,000.00 to the building and $20,000.00 to the contents. Division Chief James LaMacchia was in command.
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