Arson believed to be cause of fire on Genesee St.

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Arson believed to be cause of fire on Genesee St.

Buffalo fire officials are investigating a fire on Genesee St. that they believe was caused by an arsonist.

The fire occurred on Wednesday morning, around the same time as another fire on Elmwood Ave.

According to Buffalo Fire Commissioner William Renaldo, fire investigators believe a molotov cocktail was used.

The building is home to a mini-mart that was set to open later this month, said Waled Saleh, the business owner.

The upper floor of the buliding housed apartments. The American Red Cross is assisting 10 people, including seven children, who lived inside.

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