BUFFALO, NY - Two Buffalo Firefighters were slightly injured early Tuesday morning while putting out a fire that burned two vacant buildings on Seventh Street on Buffalo's West Side.
Fire officials say because these buildings are vacant, the fire is being classified as being suspicious.
Firefighters say they received a call about the fire around 1:30 Tuesday morning. Division Chief Scott Barry says when crews arrived on scene a one and a half story building was fully engulfed in flames.
The fire eventually spread next door. Barry says the two injured firefighters were sent up to the roof of that building to vent out the flames, but the fire already burned through the roof. Barry says he ordered both men off that roof, and that's when they were injured.
"On the way down off the ladder, the ladder fell and two of our guys wound up hurt," says Barry. He goes on to say, they fell anywhere between 15 to 20 feet to the ground.