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A 17-year-old Grand Island boy suffered smoke inhalation in an early-morning fire in his family’s townhouse today and was transported to Erie County Medical Center as a precaution, authorities said.

The fire started at about 6:20 a.m. in one of seven Town Hall Terrace units, at 2079 Whitehaven Road.

Occupants of the two-story multi-unit brick and vinyl-sided structure were evacuated, according to Mary Murray, spokeswoman for the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

A golden retriever died in the fire, authorities said.

The blaze left an estimated $105,000 damage, fire officials reported from the scene.

The Grand Island Fire Company was assisted at the scene by North Tonawanda firefighters.

Erie County fire investigators were at the scene, working to determine the cause.

The fire was reported out by 7:45 a.m.

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