Chief Richardson details two recent structure fires in the city
Structure Fire 430 York Street
On Thursday December 15th, at 8:23 PM City of Olean Firefighters were alerted to a working structure fire at 430 York Street. (8) Firefighters, two engines, one ambulance and one ladder truck responded with the first engine arriving on scene of the fire within three minutes of being dispatched. Firefighters arrived to a two and a half story structure with a single story addition on the side of the structure that was heavily involved in fire. Crews immediately requested a third alarm which brought (16) off-duty City of Olean Firefighters, Trans Am ambulance and Portville Fire Department’s Air Truck to the scene. Allegany Fire Department and Allegany Rescue and EMS stood by at Central Fire; Westons Mills Fire and EMS stood by at Fire Station One. City of Olean Police assisted with traffic and crowd control at the scene.
City of Olean Firefighters made an interior attack on the fire which brought the fire under control around 9:00 PM. One civilian was transported for smoke inhalation, to Olean General Hospital, and is listed in stable condition at the time of this release. Preliminary damage estimates for the fire are $60,000 to the structure and $25,000 to contents. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the City of Olean Fire Investigation Team, which is still on scene.
Structure Fire Update – 208 West Green Street
City of Olean Fire Investigators have determined the cause of the fire on West Green Street to be electrical in nature. The one displaced tenant of the apartment is currently being assisted by the Red Cross.
Timothy C. Richardson