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Neighbors Talk About Morning Chaos in Town of Tonawanda

11:49 AM, Oct 8, 2013   |    comments
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TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. -- Neighbors who live in the neighborhood where a fiery standoff took place in the Town of Tonawanda say the situation made for a very tense morning.

Tom Burns grew in the home directly behind the home that went up in flames.   Burns' father still lives there and he says his sister called early Monday morning to tell him what was happening.

"I turned on Channel 2 News, saw the SWAT team running up the front steps of the house."

Burns adds initially, the SWAT team told him they had no idea where Joe Hollywood, the man police say is responsible for the fire, was.

"We've had problems with him since the '70's when we moved in and they didn't know where he was."

Police say Hollywood died in the fire.  They found his remains in the debris hours after the fire was put out.  


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