JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) — A 30-year-old woman faces arson and burglary charges following a garage fire on Jamestown’s westside Thursday.
Around 3 p.m. the Jamestown Fire Department was dispatched to 296 Fairmount Avenue for a reported garage fire.
When crews first arrived on scene, they spotted a woman, identified as Ashley Stingel, fleeing on foot. She was later apprehended by Jamestown Police for questioning.
After combustibles inside were quickly extinguished, fire investigators were called to the scene.
The building, which is filled to the brim with a variety of garbage and other household items, may be condemned. Jamestown Firefighters contacted the department of development for further review.
Since then, Stingel has been charged with third-degree arson and burglary. Officers said she was held at Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment in the case.
Neighbors tell WNY News Now the garage, and nearby apartment complex, is nothing but trouble.
One neighbor, who did not want to be identified citing safety concerns, told us he constantly contacts the police reporting suspected drug activity.