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Fire Destroys Home in Jamestown
JAMESTOWN - The Jamestown Fire Department responded to a house fire at 109 3rd Avenue northwest at about 6:35 Saturday evening. The blaze destroyed the one-story house. No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries.

The fire is believed to have started in the crawl space beneath the house, although the structure was deemed unsafe to make an immediate determination of the source.

KCIS TV is reporting that the Buffalo Valley Red Cross and the Jamestown Salvation Army set up in a nearby garage provided by a neighbor. The aid workers provided hot coffee and soup to the fire fighters.

Fire fighters were on the scene until around 9:45 Saturday night, battling the blaze in windchills that hovered around -50 degrees.

The occupants of the home are staying with relatives. The Red Cross and Salvation Army provided them with some personal belongings, but they have lost everything. The house and its contents have been declared a total loss.

Anyone wishing to donate items to the two young women may drop off items at 124 6th St. NW, Jamestown. The Britanny and Jordan Benefit account is now open at Bank Forward. -Lynn Hopewell