String Of Arson Fires Has Jamestown NY Residents Worried

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A string of fires caused by arson has Jamestown NY residents afraid to leave home. The rash of fires began Friday night and continued into early Saturday morning. 6 fires, all deliberately set, occurred in close proximity to each other. All of the fires were in vacant houses or debris piles. No injuries have been reported among the Firefighters or residents. The Post-Journal interviewed Captain Robert F. Samuelson, division commander of the Jamestown Police Department, who said the fires are “no question” a result of arson, and investigators are currently narrowing down suspects.” One of the homes on East 6th Street, has been the scene of 3 fire calls in recent weeks, although the cause of the first 2 fires were undetermined. Locals are saying they are afraid to leave home for work or shopping because of the fires, although all of the fires so far have been in vacant structures. The city’s development office assisted the fire department in demolishing several of the burnt houses as they posed a safety threat to neighboring homes and pedestrians.

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