Funeral arrangements are set for Jason Arno, the Buffalo firefighter who died while battling a massive fire this week, according to the Buffalo Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 282.

Arno's wake will be held at the Amigone Funeral Home on 1132 Delaware Ave. in Buffalo on Thursday, March 9 from 2 to 8 p.m. 

His funeral will be held at St. Joseph's Cathedral on 50 Franklin St. in Buffalo at 10 a.m. next Friday, March 10. The funeral will be open to the public.

Jason Arno (Photo courtesy of the Buffalo Fire Department)
Jason Arno (Photo courtesy of the Buffalo Fire Department)

In lieu of flowers, Arno’s family asks that any memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital and/or the Buffalo Animal Shelter. 

The 37-year-old was killed while fighting a four-alarm fire on Main Street in Buffalo's Theater District.

Homes and buildings across the city of Buffalo and beyond are encouraged to be lit red to honor Arno through March 5.

During a news conference Saturday, ATF officials said they hope to have an official cause of the fire by mid to late next week.

The investigation is being conducted by the Buffalo Fire Department, Fire Marshals, the Buffalo Police Department, NY State Fire officials and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives National Response Team, along with a unit from the New York City Fire Department.

“We’re working very slow today into this scene because the structural stability of this scene is very compromised at this point," said Walter Shaw, branch chief of the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said he welcomes the extra assistance during this investigation.

“They have experience dealing with issues like this all across the country," Brown said. "And they’ve brought some of their most experienced people to Buffalo to assist us with this investigation."