Niagara Gazette

April 6, 2013

FIRE CALLS: Niagara Falls fire reports published April 5

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

— For the period of March 18 to 24, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 122 calls. The total number of service calls to date in 2013 is 1,363.

• FIRE: On march 18, Platoon 3 was summoned, at 6:22 p.m., to a report of a fire in the 600 block of 24th Street. An electrical problem with the clothes dryer was the cause of the fire and damage was estimated at $500. 

• FIRST AID: On March 18, a series of stabbings and assaults, at 6:42 p.m., in the 1300 and 1700 block of Pierce Avenue sent Engine 3 and Truck 1 into action. Firefighters treated two people for their injuries and both were transported to local hospitals for further evaluation. Police arrested a suspect involved in this mayhem.

• ACCIDENT: On March 20, a two-car collision, at 9:53 p.m., in the 8700 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard brought Engine 9, Engine 7 and Truck 2 to the scene. The firefighters treated six people for their injuries and all were taken by ambulance to local hospitals. 

• FIRE: On March 22, a 2003 Dodge Caravan was reported on fire, at 9:10 a.m., in the 300 block of Hyde Park Boulevard. An electrical malfunction in the dashboard was the cause of the fire that created $2000 damage to the vehicle. 

• NOTE: New York State has an All-Hazards Alert and Notification web site called NY-Alert. The web site is This website contains critical emergency related information including instructions and recommended protective actions developed by emergency service personnel. The information posted here will include severe weather warnings, significant highway closures, hazardous materials spills and many other emergency conditions. By signing up for NY-Alert, you can receive warnings and emergency information via the web, your cell phone, email and other technologies. Signing up for NY Alert is free and your information is protected and never shared with any one else.