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Early-Morning Structure Fire Destroys Motel in Celoron

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

CELORON, NY - At about 5:30 A.M. on October 24th, the Celoron Fire Department was dispatched to 620 Fairmount for a reported structure fire at a motel in West Ellicott. The motel opened in 1955.

Car 321 went on scene and reported a working a structure fire and requested a second-alarm. Flames could be seen shooting from the roof on the east side almost two hours later.

Celoron Fire Chief Jamison Justham said more than a dozen occupants of the motel were able to make it to safety as flames spread from one section of the motel to the other side. Chief Justham said two residents were transported to UPMC Chautauqua for evaluation while one firefighter also received treatment.

Fire companies from Jamestown, Lakewood, Panama, Ashville, Fluvanna, Frewsburg, Busti, Falconer and Kiantone assisted Celoron at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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JOHN SMITHCorrespondent

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