Faulty Power Strip Deemed Cause Of Gerry Residential Fire

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GERRY, NY (WNY News Now) – A residential fire in the Town of Gerry was likely sparked by a faulty power strip.

The Gerry and Sinclairville Fire Departments responded to 2200 Old Chautauqua Road around 11 a.m. on Sunday.

After flames were extinguished, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation team was called to the scene.

Investigators determined that a power strip became damaged and faulted. This caused the wire and surrounding debris to combust.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.


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