A woman and her dog were able to safely escape a house fire Wednesday night on Ellicott Road in the town of Pomfret and call authorities before the fire consumed the structure.
The Fredonia Fire Department responded to the two story, three-bedroom farm house located at 5320 Ellicott Road just before 7 p.m.
"The building is pretty much a total loss," Second Assistant Chief Kurt Maytum said. "It was fully involved in all parts of the structure when we got there."
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This farm home on Ellicott Road in the town of Pomfret was a total loss after a fire ripped through it around 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Other departments from Stockton, Brocton, West Dunkirk and East Dunkirk Fire were called in to assist and setup a portable pool to supply hose lines.
The fire itself was relatively quick, Maytum said, but the problem was it was going on for some time.
"By the time the woman inside was able to get to the neighbors and call it had been an additional four or five minutes," he said.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation and will be handled by the Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team.
"We won't know how it completely started until the fire investigation team gets done, sometime Thursday morning I would imagine," Maytum said.
No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.
There was one fire department vehicle and crew still on the scene as of 11 p.m. Wednesday, making sure all of the hot embers were out.
Niagara Mohawk, as always on structure fires, was called as a precautionary measure to make sure the electricity was shut off to avoid firefighter injury.
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