Firefighters Again Called To Fire On Myrtle St.

John Schupp, right, is pictured outside his neighbor’s home on Myrtle Street in the city of Jamestown after fire broke out Wednesday afternoon. It was the second day in a row crews were called to Myrtle Street for a fire. P-J photo by Eric Tichy

Fire investigators were looking into the cause of a fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon on Myrtle Street in the city of Jamestown. It’s the second such fire in as many days reported on Myrtle.

John Schupp was home around 2:30 p.m. when his neighbor rushed over. “She said there was smoke when she opened the door and asked if I would call 911,” Schupp told The Post-Journal. “I said, ‘You stay in the house here with my wife, I’ll call the fire department. Don’t go in the house until they come.'”

Jamestown firefighters arrived and encountered heavy smoke when they entered the property. No flames were visible from the outside, and in about 10 minutes, much of the heavy smoke had abated.

The homeowner was lone occupant; there were no injuries, Deputy Chief Matthew Coon said. Firefighters remained on scene for about three hours, while officers with the Jamestown Police Department as well as Alstar EMS assisted at the scene.

On Tuesday, fire was reported around 12:15 p.m. inside the basement of 33 Myrtle St., between Newland and Columbia avenues. Jamestown firefighters, who assisted three adults evacuate, quickly doused the flames though smoke could be seen coming from several windows of the multi-unit property.

The home sustained significant damage, and the Red Cross was called to assist.


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