Passing Deputy Puts Out Fire Before It Spreads

Modified: September 20, 2017 9:30am

09/20/2017

Quickly Acts with 2 Extinguishers, Prevents Fire Spreading 

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputy Retzlaff spotted smoke coming from behind the Tractor Supply store on Broadway in the Village of Alden.  When the Deputy went to the back to investigate, he observed a loading dock rubber bumper on fire and alerted employees. 

The Deputy used two separate fire extinguishers to suppress the fire, and a volunteer fire company from Alden arrived and checked the building.  Firefighters did not find any structural damage and the scene was cleared.

The cause of the fire is unclear.