Fire Erupts Inside Falconer Street Home Wednesday Evening

Fire erupted in a two-story vacant home at 236 Falconer St. on Wednesday night and kept Jamestown Fire Department workers busy for two hours. A witness said flames could be seen shooting out of windows on both stories of the structure from a block away, but were extinguished within two minutes of the fire department’s arrival. Pictured: a firefighter uses a chainsaw to cut into the space between the home’s walls, also known as a “stud channel” where fire can spread easily. There were no injuries caused by the fire. The Board of Public Utilities said discolored water caused by a water main break on Washington Street earlier in the day may continue into tomorrow due to the fire, but is not dangerous.

P-J photos by Katie Atkins