Malfunctioning Refrigerator Sparks House Fire In Kiantone

Kiantone Fire Department. File image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.

KIANTONE – A refrigerator is blamed for a fire that killed a pet during a Town of Kiantone blaze.

The Kiantone Fire Department, along with mutual aid, responded to 1758 High Street for a residential fire around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday night.

Following an investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Team, the fire is believed to have originated inside of a malfunctioning refrigerator and spread throughout the kitchen.

The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire; however, deputies say one domestic animal perished.

The Red Cross is now assisting those displaced by the blaze.


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