HAZMAT Crews Called To Frewsburg Church Following Basement Fire

FREWSBURG – HAZMAT crews are working to determine what cleaning solution sparked a fire at a Frewsburg church Tuesday afternoon.

Crews were called to Our Lady Of Victory Catholic Church on Institute Street in Frewsburg shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in response to a fire alarm at the church. Upon arriving, crews found flames in the basement of a side building of the church along with a strong chemical odor.

Frewsburg Fire Chief John Lindsay told WNY News Now the fire mostly smothered itself before crews arrived. Chief Lindsay also said the damage appears minimal and was mostly contained to the basement. The Chautauqua County HAZMAT team has been called to further investigate the fire.

Multiple fire agencies responded to the call including Kiantone, Falconer, and Lakewood..

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