JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – A 17-year-old escaped a fully engulfed house fire in Jamestown on Friday afternoon, crawling out on to the roof making it to safety.
Just before 1 p.m. the Jamestown Fire Department was dispatched to 227 Hazzard Street for a fully engulfed house fire. First responders found heavy smoke and fire when they arrived on scene.
A teenager, Jamestown Fire Chief Matt Coon tells WNY News Now, was the only occupant home at the time. He was able, Coon explains, to make it to safety after exiting the second floor to the roof of the building. The teen was treated at the scene by EMS crews.
After around an hour and a half fighting flames and heavy smoke, firefighters reported the blaze to be under control around 2 p.m.
At least two-family dogs were unaccounted for and likely perished as a result of the fire.
A cause remains under investigation.