The Jamestown Fire Department quickly put a stop to a fire at a condemned home Sunday night.
At approximately 8:45 p.m., a call was placed stating that there was smoke coming from a posted residence at 31 Bowen St. Upon arrival, members of the Jamestown Fire Department found a small blaze, but were able to put it out.
"We got here quickly, knocked it down, and were able to ventilate it a bit," said Battalion Chief Matt Russo.
Jamestown firefighters are pictured outside a home at 31 Bowen St., Jamestown, after a fire was reported in the vacant house. It was quickly extinguished. Firefighters then responded to a fire a short time later at 411 Murray Ave.
P-J?photo by Ryan Atkins
A fire investigator was also on scene and the investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing.
"In a posted house like this, there aren't any utilities so those can be ruled out," said Russo.
Shortly after the fire on Bowen Street, Jamestown firefighters were dispatched to 411 Murray Ave. for a report of smoke coming from the basement.
Firefighters at the scene said the smoke was caused by an electrical problem, but there was no fire when they arrived.
According to Russo, the root cause was a hot water tank.
"The tank did exactly what it was supposed to do in this situation," said Russo. "It tripped the breaker."