Elderly Jamestown Woman Displaced Following Wednesday Fire

JAMESTOWN — An elderly Jamestown woman was displaced following a Wednesday afternoon fire on Myrtle Street.

This was the second time in 24 hours the Jamestown Fire Department was dispatched to Myrtle Street near Newland Avenue for a reported blaze.

Jamestown Fire Chief Matthew Coon says a resident at 62 Myrtle Street returned home to find smoke coming from the first floor of her house.

The woman, Coon says, was able to safely evacuate before first responders arrived.

Much of the fire damage appeared to be contained to the first floor of the single family home.

However, heavy smoke billowed throughout the house, forcing firefighters to knock out several windows on the first and second floor.

Coon says the utilities have since been shutoff and his fire investigation team was called to determine the fire’s origin and cause.

The woman was taken-in by neighbors across the street while crews battled the blaze.

The two fires do not appear to be connected, Coon says.


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