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Several Departments Aid In Battling Fluvanna Fire

A Tompkins Road residence in the town of Ellicott was damaged by fire Friday. Several departments assisted at the scene. Photo by Dan Kohler

The American Red Cross was called to assist after fire broke out at a residence Friday afternoon.

Firefighters from Fluvanna and Gerry were initially called to the reported fire around 2:25 p.m. on Tompkins Road, off Route 60 and east of the Jamestown airport in the town of Ellicott. Fire officials arrived and stated that the property was “fully engulfed” by flames.

Volunteers from Kennedy, Falconer, Ellery Center, Dewittville, Ashville and Sinclairville assisted. The county FAST team, Tech Rescue, fire police and Chautauqua County EMS were also called to the scene, and other departments were summoned to help fill in at other fire stations.

A nearby pond was used as a water supply. By 3:15 p.m., the fire was reported to be under control.

Fire investigators with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office were called to Tompkins Road. The cause of the blaze was not known by press time Friday evening.

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