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At approximately 9:05pm last night, January 15th, firefighters with Windom Volunteer Fire Company, Orchard Park Fire Company, and Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched to Wings of Hope on California Road to assist the Town of Orchard Park Police Department with a search and rescue operation in the area. Later, both the Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue Team and the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department UAS Team also responded and assisted with search efforts.

Not long before, the Orchard Park Police Department received credible information that a male subject in a Buffalo Bills jersey was observed leaving the Bills game and walking towards a wooded area near the stadium where a hazardous, steep ravine is located.

Despite an extensive, five hour search of the area from dozens of personnel on the ground, as well as utilizing the UAS team's drone with an infrared camera to help search from the sky, no one was located in the ravine, creek, or wooded area. Search efforts were called off at about 1:00am Monday after ensuring no subjects were in need of assistance.

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To reiterate, this was not a missing persons report, this was a call made when someone was observed a male walking into a hazardous area and was not observed returning. No identity of the person was released because the reporting individual neither knew their identity, nor had a clear visual of the person. A search and rescue mission commenced out of precaution that this person might be in danger. Considering the identity of the person is unknown, there is really no way to know if this person was missing or disoriented to begin with, or if they're still missing. There have not been any other missing person reports since then, so it's likely this person found their way on their own.

Probably just someone who knew the area and wasn’t too drunk to get where they knew they were going🀷🏼‍♂️ It’s a shame that all of these awesome people ultimately wasted their time, but it’s a great reminder how many amazing people are ready to help at the slightest sign of need and how fortunate we are as a community to have them.

Wondering if it was the guy that WYRK reported about climbing in a random truck and passing out they driven all the way to Amherst without anyone knowing he was in there?

I live right by the Bills stadium and the creek they where searching is smoke creek. My house/property backs right up to the creek and when it rains or snow melts the creek can get up to 10 feet plus rapid current! Lucky for this individual or anybody the creek was calm Sunday. This is the picture of the creek during heavy rain right by the bridge that southwestern Blvd goes over.

Was he ever found

Whether there was actually someone there or not I would say it was a d*** good training exercise. I wouldn't call it a waste at all

Thank you to all who put their lives on the line to search for one individual. You are priceless we need more human beings like you and so much less of those who sit on the sidelines and criticize.

Was anyone reported missing??

Thank you,responders❀️

Has anyone been reported missing?

Wyrk shared a video of a kid that got in the tailbed of a person white truck,fell asleep and rode home in back ,he said he mistook it for dad's truck.

Thank you to all for your heroic efforts. ❀️

So, was someone walking to the edge to pee and someone called in because someone was close to the area?

Its never a waste trying to save a life...smh

Thank you to all involved in this search. Everyone involved was also in danger with the cold weather and the elements. Stay safe!

Amazing people ty

They should charge the person who reported it. What if a cop or someone else would have gotten hurt or worse yet?

Thanks for that update and stay safe everybody πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ‘

Why they ain’t use all that equipment when we had that storm ? They acted like they ain’t have none of that shit πŸ˜‚what a joke but hey I guess when ppl was dying during that storm it didn’t matter

Prolly just walked home

Not 2 be funny but is he ok now or what ?

Hopefully he made it home safe. Great way to get some practice in though... great job guys and gals. If you see something, sat something.... you never know who's life you could be saving

This is much better

I thought yesterday was the 16th not the 15th did this happen Sunday or Monday?

Bri Backlund Seen a man with a Beasley Shirt on camera during the Game, but I'm sure there was more than one with a Shirt like that.

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At 12:15 this afternoon, we were dispatched with our automatic mutual-aid partners to a reported building fire at 5570 South Park Avenue, the Claire Court Apartments. First-arriving units found fire showing from Building 8 with obvious signs of fire involvement throughout the common attic. Shortly thereafter, fire burned its way through three sides of the building along the eaves.

Two 1.75" attack lines made entry to the second floor and began fire suppression efforts. Heavy fire, an impending roof collapse and a partially burnt-through floor near the apparent area of origin led crews to withdraw until the master stream from Scranton Engine 1 could "knock" a majority of the visible fire.

Crews then re-entered the building with three handlines and extinguished the remaining fire.

Scranton received assistance from Armor Volunteer Fire Company, Big Tree VFC, Eden Emergency & Rescue Squad, Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department, Lake Shore Volunteer Fire, Lake View Fire District, Newton Abbott Fire Company, Inc., Woodlawn Fire Company, and the Orchard Park Fire Company/Fire District. Standby coverage was provided by North Boston Volunteer Fire Company. The paramedic crew from AMR Western New York stood by in the event EMS was required on scene.

As is common practice, the cause and origin of the fire is being determined by fire investigators from Town of Hamburg Police at our request. There were no injuries.
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Glad you are all right Brothers great job ❀️

Great work. Stay safe.

Awesome job to all first responders πŸ™πŸ˜Š

Outstanding job by all

stay safe, scranton and thank you for all you do!

Great job, thank you!

Probably need a new Contractor there. 2nd time it burn in a year!

Nice job by all. Everybody goes home

Great work by the boys. Stay safe

mutual training prepares everyone for any emergency

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At approximately 8:00pm on Sunday, January 8th, Scranton firefighters and a number of mutual aid units were alerted to a reported structure fire in Building H of the Iris Apartments, located at 4150 Sowles Road in Hamburg. The 911 caller stated they observed smoke and flames coming from the attic of the building.

Scranton 9 arrived on scene within minutes, assuming command and confirming fire showing from the attic. About a minute later, Scranton Engine 1 arrived and stretched a line into the building. Crews did not locate any smoke or fire inside the first floor of the building and subsequently determined the fire was in the attic space only. Flames were knocked down within 20 minutes of the initial dispatch, and additional crews from the Village of Hamburg and Newton Abbott opened up the roof to confirm the fire was contained to that area of the attic.

The fire is believed to have been caused by an exhaust fan overheating. As there are no apartment units located in Building H, no one was displaced. No injuries were reported, and the building sustained minimal damage.

In addition to the crews from Scranton, Hamburg, and Newton Abbott fire companies, firefighters from Big Tree and Armor also responded.

Drone photos provided by the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department UAS Team.
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At approximately 8:00pm on Sunday, January 8th, Scranton firefighters and a number of mutual aid units were alerted to a reported structure fire in Building H of the Iris Apartments, located at 4150 Sowles Road in Hamburg. The 911 caller stated they observed smoke and flames coming from the attic of the building. 

Scranton 9 arrived on scene within minutes, assuming command and confirming fire showing from the attic. About a minute later, Scranton Engine 1 arrived and stretched a line into the building. Crews did not locate any smoke or fire inside the first floor of the building and subsequently determined the fire was in the attic space only. Flames were knocked down within 20 minutes of the initial dispatch, and additional crews from the Village of Hamburg and Newton Abbott opened up the roof to confirm the fire was contained to that area of the attic. 

The fire is believed to have been caused by an exhaust fan overheating. As there are no apartment units located in Building H, no one was displaced. No injuries were reported, and the building sustained minimal damage. 

In addition to the crews from Scranton, Hamburg, and Newton Abbott fire companies, firefighters from Big Tree and Armor also responded. 

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Is this due to electric stoves? Asking for every gas stove...

Glad everyone is safe.

Christine John Jankowski

Kimberly Cat-Pike

Lynn Marie Rush.

Arthur R Hartel Jr

Damn

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Wonderful news. Thank you everyone πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

So happy to hear she has been found safe and reunited with her family πŸ‘ͺ

Thankful she is fine β€οΈπŸ™πŸ’™

Thank God! πŸ™πŸ’œπŸ™

All the Kids in the neighborhood loves her!

aaawww❀️

Thank God

Amen Another Fine Job by the Best Top Rated Hamburg Village Police Department in Erie County!

Elaine Hilderbrandt

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Get them while they're hot Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department 3 month Lottery tickets!! $10 each FYI there's a misprint Sundays are $50 ... See MoreSee Less

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