A blaze blamed on children playing with a lighter caused $25,000 damage Saturday to an apartment building in the Sheridan Parkside neighborhood in the Town of Tonawanda, police reported.
The fire started in the bedroom of one unit in a six-unit, two-story apartment building at 46 Pyle Court, part of the housing development in the town that dates to World War II and is bordered by the Sheridan Park Golf Course, Ensminger and Military roads and Sheridan Drive.
The fire was reported at 9:02 a.m. and was under control by 9:22, and damage was largely confined to the one unit, according to Town of Tonawanda police. No injuries were reported, but the Red Cross was assisting an unknown number of evacuated residents, and a town building inspector was called to the scene. The damage was listed as $15,000 to the structure and $10,000 to the contents.