Jamestown Man Charged With Arson, Male Seriously Burned In Fire

JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man is charged in connection with a fire that left a male seriously burned Friday night at 105 Weeks St., according to the Jamestown Police Department.

Danny N. Phanco, 49, of the above address, is charged with second-degree arson, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree reckless endangerment.

When asked how investigators were able to determine that the fire was an arson, JPD Captain Robert Samuelson declined to provide specifics, but did say that, “The investigation revealed the fire was intentionally set, and Phanco was subsequently charged.”

Image From JPD Of Phanco

Phanco was arraigned and remanded to Chautauqua County Jail. The investigation by Jamestown Fire Investigators is continuing and additional charges are expected, according to police.

The male, meanwhile, is reportedly at ECMC in Buffalo for treatment to serious burns to his body.


  1. I am Danny’s Sister in law. We did what we can for Danny. But every time we would be there for him he would start to fight with someone in the house 18 years ago Danny did this in Durkink half way house because he just would like to come home to see his little girl and they said no to him. I wish people would see Danny is sick he needs help. No it is not ok for him to do that to a home or the one that was in the fire and the poor Dog. But if the people up in Buffalo would just hear me and my mother in law Danny would still be getting the help he needed. The people that was in the fire we as a family are so sorry for you all. We do not know who you are but we hope you get to see this. If there is any think we can do he you please just ask please. We are not bad people we love to help where we can. We are praying for you all. God Bless you all.

  2. God bless you all as well..I definitely like seeing the sister in law being sympathetic..that tells me God lives thru her as well.amf yes we all need too see in both positions as well as no judgement and I like seeing honestly. From jump..thank you too his sis in law and prayers to gentleman to hard was burnt and his family n friends

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