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Nov 12, 2013

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — City police rescued four people, including two small children, from a fire at a West Avenue apartment early Thursday morning.

No injuries were reported and the Red Cross is assisting the two families, described as two young moms and two young children. Damage was estimated at $85,000, according to Assistant Fire Chief Matt Streckewald.

Lt. David Barrancotta and officers Tricia Denny,  Kevin Lucinski, Steve Tarnowski and William Jones worked together in clearing the apartment and neighboring houses, according to the police report.

“Everyone was acting instinctively and doing their job,” said Barrancotta. “All five of us doing our job and got everyone out safe. The firemen got there quick and saved the house next door.”

Barrancotta and Denny, who were in separate cars, were near the police headquarters when there was a report of a fire at 1:05 a.m. at 114 West Ave. “When we got around corner on West Avenue, you couldn’t see where you were going. The smoke was thick as I’ve ever seen,” the veteran lieutenant said.

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