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Two adults and two children fled an early-morning fire today on Old Lakeshore Road on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, Erie County sheriff’s officials reported.

The resident, Franklin C. White III, told fire officials that he, his girlfriend and two young children fled the blaze that engulfed his residence at 11387 Old Lakeshore Road at about 2:30 a.m.

White also told authorities that he had had a fire going near the house and thought he had put it out before he went inside. But the fire apparently rekindled, leaving the residence fully engulfed when firefighters responded to the home.