Fire heavily damages part of Mexican Restaurant in Lakewood...


Flames have heavily-damaged the back portion of a Mexican restaurant on Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood.  Lakewood fire crews were called to the Al Azteca Restaurant... which is located between the Post Office... and, Hospice Chautauqua County... about 9:30 this morning.  Fire Chief Kurt Hallberg says there were heavy flames coming out of the eastside basement window... going up the wall... and, into the roof area.  Hallberg says they pulled a 2-and-a-half inch handline to initially knock down most of the fire.  Celoron was called in to assist.  No injuries were reported... and, the cause is under investigation. 


Fairmount Avenue in both directions between Chautauqua Avenue, and Winch Road, were closed while crews battle the flames.  That reopened a short time before Noon.  The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities also reports that water in Lakewood and West Ellicott will be discolored for the next 12 to 24 hours.

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