ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - A firefighter and homeowner were injured Monday night at a fire on Gartman Road near Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park.
The power went out in the area around 6:30 p.m. The homeowner, whose wife is on oxygen, was using a generator in his garage to power his home. Around 8 p.m., the man tried to refuel the generator while it was still running and it burst into flames.
The blaze caught his home on fire and the Model-A Ford he had in his garage. But this couple in their 70s are expected to be okay.
"They were conscious, alert, talking and everything else. It looks like [the man] suffered superficial burns from the knees down. Maybe first and second degree burns on the male. The female is just getting checked out and having her breathing evaluated, just to make sure she's all set," said Hillcrest Fire Chief Ernest Matthews.
Next-door neighbor Frank Booker said, "They are great people. I moved here in '96 and they're great neighbors. The most important thing is that both of them are okay tonight."
A firefighter helping battle the flames suffered an ankle injury, but is expected to be okay. The home is nearly a total loss. No damage estimate has been given by fire officials.
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