2 arrested following arson in Buffalo involving Molotov cocktails

Buffalo

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.

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