BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Fire investigators still do not have an exact cause for Tuesday's fire that killed a six-month-old baby in Buffalo's Riverside neighborhood. Investigators are starting to narrow down the cause of the blaze, and they believe the fire started right next to six-month-old Savior Lopez.
Buffalo Fire investigators say they're doing their due diligence in investigating the fire. Investigators spent Tuesday taking several photos of damaged areas and taking different types of samples from various areas of the home.
Fire investigators do not expect a cause to be determined for another day or two, but at this time, it does not appears suspicious.
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Since Savior's passing, the Riverside neighborhood has been in mourning.
Riverside resident Stephanie Carrow said, "My kids saw the news this afternoon and they felt really bad because the baby passed away. So I had to explain that the baby was with God now and that he's in the better place."
Many residents, like the Carrow family have left stuffed animals and candles outside the burned home.
Yarrisa Carrow said, "and then the family, the family is going to miss them, him, and all that. That's why I brought a teddy bear."
Investigators are researching several appliances that were in the room of Savior Lopez. At this time, it appears the fire started near the doorway of the infant's bedroom.
Fire officials said Tuesday that Savior suffered severe burns during the house fire. News 4 was also told that Savior's mother was able to grab him from his burning bedroom and escape with the infant's father. However, Savior was not breathing.
After running down the street and banging on neighbors' doors for help, Buffalo Police officers arrived and started giving the baby CPR. He was taken to Women and Children's Hospital, but was later pronounced dead from smoke inhalation.
If you want to make a donation to the family, a fund has been set up through Key Bank. You can make checks payable to the "Rodriguez Lopez Family" at any Key Bank location.
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