BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo fire officials are investigating an arson on Breckenridge St.
Firefighters went to the scene at 171 Breckenridge Wednesday around 5:30 a.m.
According to prosecutors, two women threw a number of bottles with gasoline and ignited wicks into the lower level of the multi-family home.
Six people, including two children, were able to safely get out of the house. Three of them were taken to Oishei Children’s Hospital to be checked out.
A Buffalo police officer was taken to ECMC for smoke inhalation.
On Thursday, we learned Ayesha Patterson, 28, and Latoya Austin, 41, have been charged with first-degree arson and multiple counts of criminal mischief and reckless endangerment.
Officials say their motive involved an earlier domestic dispute.
The damage was estimated at $240,000.