WIVB TV: News, Weather, Sports for Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and all of Western New York | Father and Son Severely Burned in Franklinville House Fire:
"There isn't much left of the two-story home on Route 98 South in the Cattaraugus County town of Franklinville where a father and his son were injured in a devastating fire. State police say 29-year-old Jesse Horbacz managed to get out of the house with his two-and-a-half-year-old boy...."We will be leaving at 10:00 AM on Sunday. We have reserved a University van. Hopefully we we will be back to campus around 3 pm so you can still study.
From Mary who is coordinating this:
We have a van etc., but if you want to meet us there, that is fine too. We will have hot chocolate etc but dress warm!"Sharon Krytus owned a house on 98 South in. She and her
two boys [and} along with her daughter Sherry were in NYC for the
While they were gone Sherry's future husband Jesse, Sr and their son Jesse,
Jr were in the house when it caught fire. Jesse, Sr. searched to
find his son in the fire. The fire dept said that it looked like he had
gone in and out of the house at least 2 times. They could see where he
came out and rolled in the snow/dirt to get the fire off of him. He did
get his son out.
Jesse, Jr received 15% burns on his body. He was released from
Children's hospital last week and is now going through
whirlpool treatments. Jesse, Sr is at ECMC with 45% burns on
his body and has 2 skin grafts so far. He will be in the hospital for a
long time. Jesse,Sr and Sherry had recently bought a bankruptcy house
on Morgan Hollow and Oliver. Jesse was going to renovate it.
We are trying to get the money and materials [and volunteers] together for this rehab
and are praying daily that God will provide.
Directions: Take 5 mile to rte 16 towards Franklinville. Turn left onto
98 South. Go down 5 or so miles (This is not exact).
Morgan Hollow is shortly after the Town of Humphrey sign on the right
hand side. Turn right. Oliver does not have a street sign, but it is
the first right. We are hoping to get some signs made up. We will be
starting about 9 but what ever time you get there is fine.
Thank you so much for your help.
There was some really good TV coverage on Channel 2, here is a link.
Watch the video!
Stop and imagine this for a second: trapped in a fire but not leaving.
Looking around in the burning heat for your young son. Running out for
air and then rolling around in the snow to put out the fire.
then going BACK in. wow. What a hero!
The address is 4558 Oliver Road, Franklinville NY.