Deadly fire in Amherst apartment building under investigation

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — Amherst police are investigating what caused a fatal fire at 11 Sunmist Square Saturday night.

The Amherst Central Alarm Office received a call about an apartment on fire around 11:45 p.m. Saturday. The caller reported there was smoke in the building, and the door to the apartment was warm with no answer from inside.

Upon arrival, the Ellicott Creek Fire Department declared a working fire with a possible entrapment in the apartment building and alerted other mutual aid companies to assist. Crews were met with hoarding conditions as they worked to extinguish the fire in the kitchen are

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