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Fire Damages Amherst Collision Shop and Apartments

Eileen Buckley

By Mark Scott

Amherst, NY – Fire Friday morning heavily damaged a building that houses Amherst Collision and four apartments on Main Street in Williamsville.

Volunteer firefighters responded to the fire shortly after 6:30am and had the blaze under control by 7:15am. All residents of the apartments safely escaped the flames.

Damage was estimated at $420,000. No word yet on the cause.

Main Street was closed in both directions during the morning rush hour, tying up traffic for commuters.