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UPDATE @ 6:04 PM FRIDAY:
JAMESTOWN – The 19-year-old who suffered burns in a Friday afternoon fire in Jamestown has died from his injuries.
City of Jamestown Police announced the update. The name of the victim is not being released until all family members can be notified.
The three-year-old also rescued by fire fighters has been transferred to Oshei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, and police said is listed in stable condition.
ORIGINAL @ 2:20 PM FRIDAY:
JAMESTOWN – A toddler, teenager and firefighter were hurt during a Friday afternoon blaze on the City of Jamestown’s southside.
Jamestown Fire Chief Matthew Coon tells WNY News Now crews were called to 109 Kidder Street around 1:45 p.m. Upon arrival, he says first responders found the apartment engulfed in flames.
Two people, a 19-year-old and a 3-year-old, were trapped inside the first floor of the house.
Firefighters battled high snowbanks to make quick entry into the structure. While one firefighter was searching for victims, the chief says he was burned on his right arm.
All were taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital for further evaluation and treatment. Their condition is unknown at this time.
The fire was believed to have started on the first-floor before spreading to the upstairs apartment, which was not occupied at the time of the blaze.
The property will likely be a total loss, with the City Director of Development saying the building in now condemned.
The Red Cross is assisting those displaced.
WNY News Now’s Justin Gould and Dakota Hunter contributed to this report.
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