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Latest: One Home Destroyed in Fire this AM

October 8, 2012

Here is the latest information available as of 1:30 PM Monday from the Jamestown Post-Journal after a fire in the Chautauqua Institution this morning. According to the article, one home was destroyed in the fire, and another was damaged. Multiple departments from across the region responded to the fire, which reportedly broke out just before 9:30 AM, and the chief of the Chautauqua VFD, Mark Powers, said that the home at 54 E. Lake Drive in the institution was completely destroyed just minutes after he arrived. He also said that a neighboring home at 52 E. Lake was heavily damaged. According to the article, there were no injuries in the fire, but according to radio traffic two people were transported to Westfield Hospital for treatment, so it is unclear at this time what exactly happened. Chautauqua, Mayville, Hartfield, Sherman, Ashville, and Maple Springs were among the departments on scene, and the sheriff’s department, fire FAST team and fire police were also involved in the incident.

As for a cause, none is listed at this time. The county’s fire investigation team is on scene and is investigating.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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