West Ellicott Property Ravaged By Overnight Fire

WEST ELLICOTT – No one was hurt following a fire overnight in West Ellicott.

A viewer photo submitted by Patrick Neligh shows heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of a home on High Street around 2:30 a.m.

Firefighters from Celoron, Jamestown, Lakewood, Busti, Kiantone, Panama and Ashville responded to the scene to attack the blaze that quickly moved from the garage to nearby structures.

Officials say all occupants of the home got okay. Neighbors said they heard an “explosion” prior to seeing flames.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation team determined the fire was accidental and originated within a grill. The fire destroyed a garage and damaged several structures around it.



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