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Niagara Falls Homicide

NIAGARA FALLS, NY – On Tuesday-January 3rd, 2017, A person was found dead after a fire in a vacant home on 14th Street in the City of Niagara Falls, per the Niagara Falls Fire Department.

The blaze broke out just before midnight at 248 14th St., called was under control within about an hour, Per Niagara Falls Fire Chief Thomas Colangelo.

A body of a male body was found on the second floor after the fire was extinguished, Colangelo told NC News Service.

The body has been identified as a male, said Michael Winker, chief of Niagara Falls Fire Prevention. The person's name and age have not been released.

When firefighters arrived on scene, the second floor of the home was "fully involved," Colangelo said. Firefighters could not get inside, but due to the partial roof collapse Falls Fire Fighter were pulled out because of the condition and safety of the Fire Fighters.

The building is considered a total loss and demolished. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Photo’s & Video By: Larry Kensinger / NC News Service