- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say firefighters have rescued two teenage girls after they got onto the upper floors of a derelict Buffalo grain elevator and couldn’t find their way out.

Fire department officials tell local media that one of the 13-year-olds used her cellphone to call 911 for help around 7:30 p.m. Thursday from the upper stories of the Concrete-Central grain elevator in South Buffalo, near the city’s Lake Erie waterfront.

A rescue team brought the girls out around 9 p.m. Neither teen was injured.

Officials say the teens said they started exploring the abandoned structure in the afternoon, then got separated as it grew dark.

South Buffalo is home to more than a dozen aging grain elevators, most of them no longer in operation. Authorities say the abandoned ones are dangerous to enter.

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