Bowling Alley on Bailey Ave. in Buffalo Scene of 3-Alarm Blaze [Video]
Buffalo fire crews were fighting a 3-alarm fire at a bowling alley on Bailey Avenue. The fire happened on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at The Bowl Inn, which is located near Clinton Street. According to WIVB, two firefighters were injured while fighting the inferno. One fell and the other firefighter was burned. WKBW reports that Buffalo Fire Commissioner William Renaldo said the firefighter who was injured from a fall, fell through a grate. Both were taken to a local hospital and released this evening.
Roofers were on the roof when the fire started. Channel 4 reports that there is no clear cause of the fire, but it could possibly be attributed to propane tanks that were on the roof of the bowling alley. The entire roof collapsed due to the fire. The damage is estimated at $1.5 million and the fire is currently under investigation.
Niagara University Student Killed in Fire
Thankfully, the bowling alley fire didn't result in any deaths. Another fire in Western New York did though. A fire on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at a home on Wyoming Avenue in Niagara Falls, turned out to be fatal. A Niagara University student, Patrick Romano, died in the fire, according to WKBW. Romano, who was on the hockey team, was 23-years-old and a New Jersey native. The fire began just after 5 am and spread to two other homes on Lockport Street, according to WKBW. The cause of the fire is being investigated by officials.