A Deadly Fire Kills Two People On Weiss Street In Buffalo
A deadly fire broke out at a home on Weiss Street in Buffalo's Kaisertown neighborhood. The fire happened early on Monday, February 14, 2022, around 1:40 am. A mother and daughter died in the fire. Authorities say the mom was in her early 30s. The daughter's age was not provided. The fire also injured four Buffalo firefighters. They were taken to Erie County Medical Center. Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire.
- Make sure your home has smoke detectors on each floor and in the bedrooms and sleeping areas
- Test your smoke detectors regularly and check the batteries. The Red Cross recommends monthly.
- Create a fire escape plan. Practice it with your family twice a year.
- Have fire extinguishers and a fire escape ladder for each bedroom, if they are on a second floor
- If a fire happens, get out and stay out.
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New York State Police Officer Kills Driver Near I-190 In Downtown Buffalo
A New York Police Trooper killed a person who was allegedly driving erratically in Buffalo. The incident began on I-90 around 10:30 am on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Troopers were trying to stop a person driving erratically. As police pursued, the driver exited onto I-190. The driver then exited into the City of Buffalo. Troopers found the driver, who had pulled over, talking to other people on East Eagle Street near Washington Street. Troopers approached the vehicle and gave the driver verbal commands. At some point, a trooper fired his weapon at the driver. It's not made clear by the New York State Police as to why the officer felt the need to shoot. The driver died at the scene. The trooper sustained minor injuries. The New York State Attorney General's Office is investigating the fatal shooting.