Jamestown Building Ravaged By New Years Eve Fire Demolished

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JAMESTOWN – A building ravaged by fire on New Years Eve in Jamestown has been demolished.

The Jamestown Fire Department first responded to a reported explosion at 255 Blackstone Ave., a dual purpose commercial building, just after 4 p.m. on Thursday.





Crews arrived to a structure fully engulfed in flames, which produced heavy black smoke spotted as far as Kennedy.

Since then the building, which according to signage out front housed Valpro Sanitary Supplies and Transmission Pros, was brought down.



















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At the time of the blaze Jamestown Police asked residents to avoid travel in the area.

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities says discolored water is likely on the east side of the city over the next 12 to 24 hours as a result of the blaze.

The use of hydrants pulls water through the lines quickly, stirring and discoloring water.

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JAMESTOWN – City of Jamestown fire crews are battling a massive blaze at a dual purpose commercial building on Blackstone Avenue.

The Jamestown Fire Department was dispatched to 255 Blackstone Ave. just after 4 p.m. on Thursday for a reported propane tank explosion at Valpro Sanitary Supplies and Transmission Pros.

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Heavy black smoke was spotted as far as Kennedy.

The Jamestown Police Department is asking residents to avoid travel in the area of Blackstone and Buffalo Streets while fire crews continue to work the blaze.

According to the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, discolored water on the east side of the City is possible over the next 12 to 24 hours as a result of the fire. The use of hydrants pulls water through the lines quickly, stirring and discoloring water.

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