Dunkirk firefighters made a noon-time call Thursday to battle a fire at 156 Maple Ave.
Two storage buildings located behind a house on property at 156 Maple Ave. were extensively damaged by fire and the house had some siding nearest the fire melt due to the heat.
Fire Chief Keith Ahlstrom said multiple calls on the fire were received and it took about 10 minutes to put the fire out with another 30 minutes spent knocking down hot spots and "making sure we had it all."
According to Ahlstrom, neither building had much in it and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
"The Dunkirk Fire Department believes the fire is suspicious but we're awaiting the final report," he explained. He added Fire Investigator Dean Wright talked to the owner.
The chief said all the city's equipment was used and seven off-duty firefighters were called in to help. In addition, four volunteers helped the cause. There were no injuries.
OBSERVER Photo by Matt Panebianco
Two sheds located on property at 156 Maple Ave. in Dunkirk were damaged extensively by fire Thursday. Pictured are city firefighters at work extinguishing the fire.
Ahlstrom said the house has two apartments but just one was occupied.
According to the Online Assessment Roll System, the property is owned by Lory Wedow of Brocton, who purchased it in February 2007 for $20,000. The OARS site has the house listed as a one-family residence erected in 1885.
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