Submitted by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office
On Dec. 30, at 6:23 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a fire alarm from the Wheatfield Towers Apartment Building. The fire alarm was followed by a water flow alarm from the same location.
The first arriving unit was Deputy Tighe from the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, who confirmed a large amount of water coming from the second floor, and smoke in the building. Deputy Tighe made his way to the second floor and confirmed a fire in apartment 210. He immediately radioed for additional units and began evacuating residents.
Additional responding units arrived and assisted with the evacuation of the building's residents. Responding fire companies arrived and continued with the evacuation and extinguished the fire. The fire was contained to apartment 210 – where it originated – due to the building's sprinkler system.
The American Red Cross responded to assist with displaced residents.
Investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing by the Niagara County Origin and Cause Team. There is no estimate on damages at this time.