An early-morning fire today that may have been sparked inside a car in a rear garage at 98 Freund St. on Buffalo’s East Side is under investigation after causing $41,000 in total damages and destroying two cars inside the garage. The fire also spread to other nearby structures, including a house.
Buffalo fire officials did not report any injuries, but said the fire in the city’s Delavan-Eggert section broke out a little past 6:30 a.m. and spread from the main garage at 98 Freund before extending to the home there, causing exterior damage to the main structure. The fire also damaged a shed at the property, and also spread to a rear garage at 102 Freund and a garage at 27 Weber St.
The initial fire spread because of the close proximity to other structures, fire officials said, noting that it was under control by 7:03 a.m. Fire officials received the call at 6:40 a.m.
It was unclear if any people were inside the home, when the fire began, according to a fire official on duty.
The garages all suffered damage, as did contents of the shed, and two cars were destroyed in the garage at 98 Freund. The main garage, where the fire began, was considered a total loss. Damage for the house totaled $4,000 to its exterior. The combined damages totaled about $41,000.