DEVELOPING STORY: Firefighters are battling a massive blaze on Main Street in downtown Buffalo, New York. At least one firefighter is unaccounted for. The four-alarm fire broke out at DC Theatricks, a costume shop. Watch the moment the explosion occurred:
The Buffalo News reports that a “may day” call was issued after the building partially collapsed — hindering rescue efforts.
Buffalo Diocese Bishop Michael W. Fisher arrived at the scene, the newspaper reported.
“I was one of the first people out here and for a few seconds it was just smoke,” Jason Colston told television station WZRG. “The there was a burst of flames and you could hear the floor fall and the firefighters started yell about how the floor it fell.”
BREAKING NOW: Massive fire breaks out at commercial building in Buffalo, NY…— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) March 1, 2023
Local news station reports SMOKE engulphing the city..pic.twitter.com/eCaqgX8baT
BUFFALO, New York Firefighters battled a massive four-alarm fire on Main Street in Buffalo's Theatre District Wednesday.— D. Scott @eclipsethis2003 (@eclipsethis2003) March 1, 2023
A city spokesperson said one firefighter is unaccounted for after crews responded to the area of 745 Main Street around 10 a.m. pic.twitter.com/F4U0oBiIWd