Man, cat found dead after fire in Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Firefighters say they found a man dead after fighting a fire on Roesch Avenue in Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood Tuesday night.

Division Chief Daniel Bossi says when crews arrived around 9:30, the entire first floor was already consumed by fire. The fire then spread to the second floor.

They said they had reports of a person inside, but they could not reach him in time. The body of the 56-year-old victim was found in a second-floor bedroom. A cat was also killed as a result of the fire.

Officials say the man who died lived at this residence. His name hasn’t been released.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but officials say it caused an estimated $140,000 in damage.

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