Elderly man dies after fire breaks out on Winslow Ave. in Buffalo

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – One person is dead as the result of a fire on Winslow Ave. in Buffalo.

The victim of the fire was an elderly man who lived in the house by himself. While Buffalo fire officials did not release his name Friday, family members have since identified him as Charles Alexis.

They say he lived in the house alone.

Neighbors say the fire and Alexis’ death are a big loss to their community.

“His presence is going to be missed. Truly, because he was really out here, and he cared for our neighborhood,” said Winslow Ave. block club president Angela DelValle.

The cause of the two-alarm fire on the street’s 400 block is under investigation. Officials say it caused $265,000 in damage to the home.

Two nearby houses suffered a total of $30,000 in damage.

The American Red Cross is assisting four adults who live in the nearby buildings.

(Video below provided by Jasmine Lopez)

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