City Fire Victim Identified

Investigators have identified Toni M. Brosius as the 25-year-old Jamestown woman who died Wednesday morning after an unattended cooking fire spread through her first-floor apartment.

Brosius was pronounced dead at the scene by Chautauqua County Coroner Jim Jackson. The cause of death was ruled as acute smoke inhalation.

According to the Jamestown Fire Department, fire crews responded to Brosius’ residence at 105 Stowe St. at approximately 7:02 a.m. Brosius, who was found on the first floor of the four-unit apartment, was removed from the building but not able to be revived.

The fire was mostly isolated to the first floor, said Chet Harvey, deputy fire chief of the Jamestown Fire Department. Although two other residents were inside the apartment at the time, no other injuries were reported.

Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire with a portable fire extinguisher, Harvey said.

According to the Jamestown Police Department, fire investigators determined that the cause of the blaze was an unattended cooking fire from the kitchen.

Members of the Southwestern New York American Red Cross Disaster Team were notified to provide disaster relief to the apartment’s other residents.