Malfunctioning Pool Heater Blamed For Early Morning Lakewood Fire

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LAKEWOOD – A malfunctioning pool heater is blamed for an early morning fire in Lakewood.

The Lakewood Fire Department responded to 2113 Big Tree Road in Lakewood around 5:30 a.m. Thursday for a reported structure fire.

Following a probe by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Team, deputies determined the fire started after a pool heater malfunctioned causing extreme heat, which subsequently led to the ignition.

The pool shed and its contents were completely destroyed by the fire.

No injuries were reported as a result of the blaze.


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