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An employee of Niagara Lubricants at 711 Northland Avenue was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of second-degree burns following a fire today at the building, authorities said.

Buffalo Fire and Haz-Mat crews were called to the five-story frame building to deal with a fire in a hopper unit at about 1:37 p.m.

Damage to contents of the building was listed as $60,000 but there was no damage to the building structure itself.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.