BUSTI - Several local fire departments battled a structure fire at 788 Wellman Road on Sunday afternoon.
Dispatch received a call at 3:15 p.m. and upon arrival, Busti Volunteer firefighters encountered flames and heavy smoke in the front corner of the single-family residence.
Nobody was home at the time of the fire and the cause is under investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office's Fire Investigation Team.
Busti was assisted at the scene by fire departments from Lakewood, Kiantone, Panama, Ashville, Celoron, Sugar Grove, Frewsburg and Chautauqua, as well as the office of Emergency Services' technical rescue team. Lander (Pa.) helped with stand-by assistance at the Busti fire hall.