Fire Destroys Falconer Garage; Damages Two Neighboring Homes

Firefighters are pictured outside a garage fire at 2 Waldemeer Ave., Falconer, early Tuesday morning.

A fire early Tuesday morning has destroyed a garage on Waldemeer Avenue in Falconer.

Falconer volunteer firefighters responded to the fire at 2 Waldemeer Ave. around 3:24 a.m. Tuesday for a reported garage fire. When firefighters arrived, they found the garage to be on fire with the fire spreading into two neighboring houses. According to a Facebook post on the Falconer Fire Department’s page, no injuries have been reported.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation team was called to assist in determining the origin and cause of the fire. After investigation it was determined that the fire originated within the garage due to an overheated electric multi-strip.

The family is being assisted by the Red Cross. Departments responding include Kennedy, Kiantone, Gerry, Jamestown, Lakewood and Busti. Chautauqua County EMS also responded to the scene.


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