A Modena family escaped a house fire on September 9, according to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department.
Emergency responders were called to the fire at 8:20 a.m. on County Road J in the Town of Modena. The house was fully engulfed in flames and considered a total loss, but the family escaped and nearby residents were evacuated, according to the report. Several small oxygen tanks inside the residence caused small explosions during the blaze. One resident received a minor burn attempting to extinguish the fire.