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Fire destroys garage in Portland

OBSERVER Photo by Dan Kohler

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Fire Investigation Team responded to 8644 First St. in the town of Portland to determine the cause and origin of a garage fire before 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The fire was determined to have originated within a plastic garbage can due to the combustion of several chemically soaked rags. No injuries were reported but all contents within the garage were lost.

Responding agencies included: Portland Fire Department, Chautauqua County Emergency Services, Brocton Fire Department and Westfield Fire Department.

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