Fredonia Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in a house at 5041 Van Buren Road in the town of Pomfret.
The initial alarm was sounded at 1:22 a.m. Tuesday, with Engine 14 arriving on scene seven minutes later reporting a working fire. Mutual aid was requested from West and East Dunkirk Fire Departments to assist with providing a water supply to fight the fire. An additional call was made to the City of Dunkirk Fire Department for an engine to stand by at the Fredonia Fire Hall.
Firefighters were on scene until 7 a.m. to ensure the fire was out and complete overhaul operations.
During the fire, Engine 3 from the city of Dunkirk and Rescue 14 from Fredonia responded to a fire alarm activation and a rescue call at SUNY Fredonia. Fredonia Fire also responded mutual aid to East Town of Dunkirk for an EMS call transporting one patient to Brooks Memorial Hospital.
Chautauqua County Fire Investigators were called to the scene and are working to determine a cause of the blaze.
There were no injuries reported to the occupants of the home at the scene or to firefighters. All equipment was returned to service just after 7 a.m.
According to the fire chief, the structure was heavily damaged in spite of the firefighters efforts though much of the fire damage was contained to the second floor.
"We got some valuable support from our neighboring departments who spent the night working with us at the scene and back at the hall," said John R. Lanphere, Fredonia Fire Chief and Incident Commander at the scene.