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Red Cross Assisting Following Afternoon Fire

Jamestown firefighters are pictured Tuesday afternoon in front of 33 Myrtle St. Two people were taken to the hospital for an evaluation. P-J photo by Eric Tichy

The Red Cross was assisting three adults displaced by a fire that broke out early Tuesday afternoon in the city of Jamestown.

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

Matthew Coon, Jamestown deputy fire chief, reported no serious injuries; two of the three occupants were eventually transported to UPMC Chautauqua for an evaluation.

Crews remained on scene for a couple of hours. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department also responded to Myrtle Street.

City investigators were looking into the cause of the fire.

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