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Local firefighters arrive to help in storm-battered Buffalo

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 November 2014 at 10:08 pm

Albion, Carlton, Clarendon and Lyndonville all send help

Firefighters from four fire companies in Orleans County have arrived in Cheektowaga to help residents and motorists that have been inundated with snow.

There are 14 firefighters from Orleans County that will spend the next 24 to 48 hours in the Buffalo area, said Rocky Sidari, Albion fire chief. They brought along a snowmobile and three off-road four-wheelers.

The Albion Fire Department is providing the snowmobile, an off-road vehicle and seven firefighters. Two Carlton firefighters have volunteered, as well as two from Clarendon and three from Lyndonville. Clarendon and Lyndonville also are bringing off-road four-wheelers.

The National Guard also has been activated to help with the storm response. The National Guard will send 150 soldiers and airmen, seven Bobcats, 10 dump trucks, and five Humvees, according to Channel 4 in Buffalo.