Fire guts house in Jonesville


Cause of blaze still undetermined

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times This house at 115 Hames Avenue, Jonesville, was gutted by fire Monday evening. An investigation into the cause of the fire determined that it had not been intentionally set, but was unable to determine its exact cause.


Charles Warner | The Union Times The roof of a house at 115 Hames Avenue, Jonesville, partially caved in because of a fire that gutted the building Monday evening. An investigation into the cause of the fire determined that it had not been intentionally set, but was unable to determine its exact cause.


JONESVILLE — Even though the investigation into a fire that destroyed a house in Jonesville earlier this week has been completed the exact cause of that fire remains unknown.

Three fire departments — Jonesville, Bonham, and Kelly-Kelton — were dispatched around 7 p.m. Monday to battle a structure fire at 115 Hames Avenue, Jonesville. The Buffalo Fire Department also responded to the fire, sending its air truck to assist the other departments on the scene.

Jonesville Fire Chief DJ Long said that firefighters remained on the scene extinguishing the blaze and making sure it didn’t reignite for more than three hours with most leaving around 10:30 p.m.

Despite the best efforts of firefighters to save it, Long said the house is a total loss.

Even though the fire was out, some firefighters remained at the scene overnight making sure it remained secure until investigators could arrive the next morning. Long said investigators were called to the scene in order to determine the cause of the fire.

On Thursday, Long said the investigation was completed Tuesday having determined the fire had not been intentionally set. However, Long said that while investigators were able to determine the fire had not been intentionally set, they were unable to determine its exact cause. He said they were not able to determine if had started in the house’s electrical system or its heating system.

Also on the scene was the Union County EMS to provide medical assistance if needed. Long, however, said that there were no injuries.

Charles Warner | The Union Times This house at 115 Hames Avenue, Jonesville, was gutted by fire Monday evening. An investigation into the cause of the fire determined that it had not been intentionally set, but was unable to determine its exact cause.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_IMG_0014FireDamage-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times This house at 115 Hames Avenue, Jonesville, was gutted by fire Monday evening. An investigation into the cause of the fire determined that it had not been intentionally set, but was unable to determine its exact cause.

Charles Warner | The Union Times The roof of a house at 115 Hames Avenue, Jonesville, partially caved in because of a fire that gutted the building Monday evening. An investigation into the cause of the fire determined that it had not been intentionally set, but was unable to determine its exact cause.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_IMG_0011FireDamage-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The roof of a house at 115 Hames Avenue, Jonesville, partially caved in because of a fire that gutted the building Monday evening. An investigation into the cause of the fire determined that it had not been intentionally set, but was unable to determine its exact cause.
Cause of blaze still undetermined

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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