Majority of building housing pricey items taken down after Cheektowaga blaze on Dale Road


CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Fire crews battled a building fire on Dale Road in Cheektowaga Thursday. Walden Avenue from Peppy Place to Anderson Road was closed in both directions for hours as emergency crews battled the blaze.

The building fire started just before 3 p.m. at 1746 Dale Road. The building was being used for personal storage and is not an operating business, according to Cheektowaga Fire Department Assitant Chief Brian Gould. Crews closed a portion of Walden Avenue to get their fire hoses to the blaze.

The structure was used for the storage of several items, including antique vehicles.

Officials say two firefighters were taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment during the fire. The first for dehydration, the second for a cut arm. Both are expected to be okay.

Walden Avenue reopened around 10 p.m. after being closed for several hours.

Cheektowaga Police had asked the public to avoid the area and yield to responding emergency vehicles.

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