Entrapped Woman Rescued During Sunday Fire

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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – A Jamestown woman was saved by firefighters during a residential blaze on Sunday afternoon. 

Crews responded around 5:30 p.m. Sunday to 12 Flagg Avenue in the City of Jamestown for reports of smoke coming from the upper floors of the residence.

Upon arrival crews noticed smoke coming from the back of the property. Once inside, they were able to rescue a woman who was trapped inside the residence.

“There was one female victim that was rescued from the second floor by Jamestown firefighters,“ explained Fire Chief Mathew Coon. “She was later transported to UPMC Chautauqua for suspected smoke inhalation. She was the only occupant of the residence, crews were able to bring the fire under control within about 20 minutes. Then they were there a couple hours doing some overhaul to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.”     

Investigators are currently trying to find out what  caused the fire.


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