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LOCKPORT – Three persons escaped safely Sunday afternoon from a fire that resulted in heavy fire and water damage to a home at 6565 Dysinger Road, near Raymond Road in the Town of Lockport, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputies said a passing driver spotted the fire shortly before 5 p.m. and alerted the three residents, who evacuated and were not injured. The Red Cross is assisting the family. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.