Fire engulfs storage building at former steel plant

A fire has engulfed in a storage building at the former Bethlehem Steel plant in Lackawanna, New York.

Buffalo firefighters are responding to the scene as mutual aid. Buffalo Fire Department radio traffic indicates law enforcement will be shutting down inbound traffic off on Route 5 at Lake Avenue in Woodlawn. Lackawanna firefighters also are asking if Buffalo police can shut down outbound traffic on Route 5 at Tifft Street.

Neighbors said the building is used for a storage business and contains items including cars, boats and personal watercraft.


“This thing is massive,” a fire official said over the scanner.

Lackawanna fire officials have asked for a haz mat team from Buffalo to respond to the scene, according to radio traffic.

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