Jamestown Oil Company Fire, No Public Health Hazard

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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Investigators are trying to determine the cause of an oil company fire that occurred in the City of Jamestown early Thursday morning.

At around 4:10 a.m. the Jamestown Fire Department received a call about a structure fire at Danielson Oil Co., located at 258 Crescent Street.

Upon arrival crews discovered that the entirety of the western portion of the building was engulfed in flames.

After battling the blaze for 40 minutes, fire crews were able to suppress the flames. And for the next few hours, they continued to poke for hot spots.

There were no reported injuries and it is believed that no one was inside the burning building.

When battling an oil fire, crews do have to take some precautions as environmental factors come into play.

According to the Jamestown Fire Chief Matt Coon, this blaze would most likely not cause any environmental damage.

“We’re still assessing that, making sure that there’s nothing that has migrated beyond the property of origin, if you will, is located,“ explained Chief Coon. “We’re certainly doing our diligence just following up and covering all of the bases with that. At this point in time there is no reason to suspect that there is any public health hazard here whatsoever.”   

Investigators are still inside the building trying to determine the cause of the blaze. As for the building itself, it is unclear what the long established Jamestown business will do moving forward.


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