Tonawanda News


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Demolition work happens a day after the fatal fire at 163 Fries in the Town of Tonawanda, the day after the home's owner, Joseph Hollywood, 60, threatened a woman with a gun, then set fire to the house with himself inside. Police and firefighters said the scenario was eerily similar to one in Webster, N.Y., last year where a man set a fire to lure first responders and open fire. Town police said they initially ordered firefighters to stand down out of concern.