Springville apartment fire results in arson charge

  • Source: WGRZ-TV NBC 2 Buffalo
  • Published: 01/24/2023 09:13 PM

2 On Your Side was first to report that the Erie County Sheriff's Office has charged a Springville resident with arson in connection to an apartment complex fire that happened Monday night. Deputies arrested and charged Sara Lilley, 36, with a class-B felony of arson in the 2nd degree. Lilley lived in the building that burned down, according to neighbors. Fire officials said the blaze started just before 10:30 p.m. in the Springbrook Apartment complex on North Buffalo Street in Springville. One building with four units suffered extensive damage from the fire but remained standing with parts of the roof and wooden structure intact. The building next to it suffered only exterior damage evidenced by a section of siding curled back to show the plywood underneath. Holly Ortolano said she was watching TV when the fire started.


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