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Barn destroyed in Staley Road fire

Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:10 pm

Fire destroyed a barn on Staley Road on March 12 and also resulted in a considerable loss of livestock who were trapped inside.

The fire broke out at 10:23 a.m. in the 2900 block of Staley Road. Assistant Fire Chief John Podlucky reported that the building was fully involved when engines 2, 3, 4, 5 and fire suppression crews arrived on location.

Mutual aid assistance was received from the Sheridan Park Volunteer Fire Department and the City of Tonawanda Fire Department.

The fire was brought under control at 10:58 a.m.

Damage was estimated at $75,000 to the structure and $50,000 to the contents, which included the livestock lost in the blaze.

There were no injuries reported.

All participating unites returned into service by 12:03 p.m. after extensive overhaul was completed.

Firefighters mop up hot spots at the smoking ruins of a barn on Staley Road that was destroyed in a fire that also claimed a considerable loss of livestock trapped inside. Smoke from the fire was seen from Whitehaven Road and Grand Island Boulevard. (Photos by Karen DeMartin, Ray Pauley/Grand Island Fire Co., and Lucia Spiritosanto)

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