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    Fire at Falls pizzeria

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Niagara Falls Fire Department were called to a fire at Bravo Pizzeria & Grill on Ferry St. at around 3 a.m. Friday.

    Platoon Chief Wayne Willett said a passerby saw smoke coming from the building and called emergency personnel.

    Willett said the fire originated in the upper left area at the front of the building.

    Willett said the fire caused approximately $75,000 in damage.

    I walked by there the very next day and everything was pretty much cleaned up. You can see where the fire burned at the front, and there was a very strong smell of ash/burned wood.

    Here is what it looked like last week when I was by:

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    Canadian first responders deal with man under Rainbow Bridge

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    A 22-year-old Niagara Falls man was pulled from the Niagara Gorge Wednesday night after he was found under the Rainbow Bridge.

    About 8:15 p.m., members of the Niagara Parks Police Service, Niagara Regional Police Service, Canadian Border Services Agency, Niagara Emergency Medical Services and the Niagara Falls Fire Department respond to the Rainbow Bridge after the man was spotted about 50 feet below the retaining wall in the Niagara gorge.

    Wallenda to meet with park, city officials about performance over gorge

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    Nik Wallenda is scheduled to meet with state officials today to discuss the progress of his plan to perform a high-wire walk over the Niagara Gorge.

    Wallenda will discuss the logistical aspects of the proposed wire walk with representatives from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, New York State Park Police and the Niagara Falls police and fire departments.

    After the private meeting, Wallenda is expected to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. at the Top of the Falls Restaurant to offer an update on his plans.

    “This meeting is an opportunity to discuss the logistical aspects of how Wallenda’s high-wire walk could work,” said state Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, who organized the meeting. “This is a time to get questions answered and concerns addressed. I’m confident we can overcome any perceived difficulties with the walk by keeping an open dialogue and communicating our needs.”

    WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo also has an article/video about the meeting.

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    Gas leak forces Clifton Hill evacuation

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Businesses on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls had to be shut down and buildings evacuated after a four-inch natural gas line was severed by construction workers Thursday afternoon.

    Firefighters, police and paramedics were called to the scene at about 4:15 p.m., and began to shut down the area to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic because of safety concerns.

    “We have to keep the area clear. With something like this you always have a concern that gas could be leaking into one of the buildings,” said Doug Mann, platoon chief with the Niagara Falls Fire Department.

    Things opened at around 8 pm…

    Bakery building burns

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office has been called in to investigate a blaze that destroyed the King David Bakery and Cafe early Monday morning on Centre Street, a short distance from Clifton Hill.

    Members of the Niagara Falls fire department received a call at about 12:50 a. m., of heavy smoke coming from the back of a building at 5061 Centre St., near Ellen Avenue.

    “The building was pretty involved by the time we arrived on scene,” said Ben Trendle, a fire prevention officer with the Niagara Falls Fire Department.

    “It appears that the cinder block walls gave way and the roof collapsed.”

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