Electrical arcing was the cause of a fire that damaged a home at 84 Falconer St., Jamestown, at 8:05 a.m. Monday.
Jamestown firefighters, including two engine companies, one ladder company and a command vehicle, arrived on the scene at 8:07 and found smoke coming from the attic windows.
According to Matt Russo, battalion chief, the fire occurred in the ceiling between the second story and the attic.
Firefighters put out a fire at this home at 84 Falconer St., Jamestown, early Monday morning. Firefighters say the fire was caused by arcing electrical wires.
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"We called in an investigator and he's ruling that the fire was caused by electrical arcing," Russo said. "By the time we arrived, all of the occupants were out of the house so there were no injuries. We stretched a line to the attic to extinguish the fire there, then crews pulled away the ceiling in the second story to extinguish the rest of the flames."
Crews also installed fans to ventilate the smoke from the building. Officials said that the damage to the home was minor, but that they were concerned about possible electrical problems.
The house was owned by Rental Excellence LLC, and two adults and five children lived at the residence.
The Southwestern NY American Red Cross Disaster Action Team also responded to the location to provide disaster relief following the incident. Typically, the a assistance provided by the American Red Cross includes temporary housing, clothing and meals.
The local Red Cross chapter will continue to work with the family and their recovery process if any additional services or referrals are necessary.
All disaster assistance offered by the American Red Cross is complimentary and made possible by contributions from the American people and residents of Chautauqua County. The United Way organizations of Chautauqua County also provide financial support to the local Red Cross.