TOWN OF LOCKPORT – A blaze chased an elderly couple from their Crosby Road home Friday night after a chimney fire spread into the upstairs ceilings, authorities said.

The fire, which broke out about 7:10 p.m., started in the lower part of the chimney and spread to the bedrooms, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said. The two fled safely. Firefighters from Rapids, South Lockport and Clarence Center companies fought the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A damage estimate was unavailable.