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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Eight people were left homeless and nine pets were killed by a fire that damaged a two-story apartment building on Elm Street Friday night.

Bradford City Firefighters got the call at just after 10 p.m. and saw smoke and fire coming from a second story window when they arrived at 54 Elm.

Firefighter Greg Lewis tells WESB and The Hero they started “a defensive attack from the outside prior to gaining entry” into the building.

“That pretty much knocked the fire down,” Lewis said. “Once they made entry, there were only a couple of hot spots they had to extinguish from the inside. Most of it was knocked down from outside.”

Two dogs, two birds and five cats died in the fire. One cat survived. No people were hurt.

The building is owned by Guider Investments of Loveland, Ohio. Samuel Crowley is the property manager.

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