Jamestown Fire Crews Battle Frigid Temperatures While Responding To Forest Avenue Fire

JAMESTOWN – City fire fighters battled frigid temperatures Saturday night while responding to a reported structure fire at 262 Forest Ave.

Acting battalion chief Brian Achterberg told WNYNewsNow fire investigators are looking into the cause of the blaze, which was contained to the second floor.

“We responded with a ladder truck and two engines,” said Achterberg. “We found heavy smoke on the second floor.”

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Achterberg said the fire was out when crews made entry into the structure.

“We were lucky that this was not a large scale incident,” said Achterberg. “But if it was something bigger, we would try to rotate the guys through so they can stay warm.”

Residents of the apartment house were allowed to return indoors.

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At the time of JFD’s response, city thermostats reported a bone-chilling temperature of 10 degrees.

Achterberg and a JFD engine remained on the scene as they awaited city fire investigators.

No injuries were reported in this incident.

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