At approximately 9:23pm last night, February 11th, the North Boston Volunteer Fire Company was alerted to a house fire in the 7400 block of Zimmerman Road in the Town of Boston. Hamburg 9 arrived on scene first, reporting smoke showing from a single story home and declaring a working fire.
Fire crews made entry into the residence and found heavy fire in the basement and spreading into the first floor. Despite an aggressive attempt to knock down the flames, firefighters were pushed back and forced to evacuate due to worsening conditions, such as compromised floors.
After evacuating the home, several crews continued to fight the fire defensively until the fire was eventually knocked down and extinguished.
All three occupants and a dog were able to safely exit the home without injuries. The home sustained heavy damage. The fire is being investigated by the Erie County Sheriffs Fire Investigation Unit.
North Boston firefighters received assistance at the scene from Boston, Volunteer Fire Dept. - NY, Patchin Fire Company, Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department, Armor Volunteer Fire Company, Newton Abbott Fire Company, Inc. Orchard Park Fire Company, East Eden Fire Company, New York State Police, and the Erie County Sheriff's Office. ... See MoreSee Less