Editor's note: The three-story building was a multi-family structure, not a single-family dwelling as first reported.
Nov. 19—A fire in an Amherst home that was under construction caused $1 million in damages but resulted in no injuries, fire officials said Sunday.
A passerby called 911 at 4:39 a.m. Sunday after seeing flames at a home on Skinnersville Road near Sweet Home Road, according to a news release sent by the Amherst Central Fire Alarm Office.
The Getzville fire chief "reported heavy fire conditions in the roof area of a three-story wood frame structure under construction," the news release stated. Because of the building's size and "heavy fire conditions," the chief requested a second alarm to the scene.
The fire was controlled by 6:34 a.m. and there were no injuries reported. Damage is estimated at $1 million and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Amherst Fire Inspector's Office.
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