(**update)Street in Bemus Point closed off after construction crew ruptures natural gas line, which triggers utility pole and vehicle fire...

A car and utility pole caught fire this morning after a construction crew struck a natural gas line in the village of Bemus Point.  However... Chautauqua County fire dispatchers say no one was hurt in the incident... which was called in about 8:45 a.m.  Dispatchers say Bemus Point fire crews were called to the scene at Main Street and Sunnyside Avenue... and, found the pole, and a parked vehicle on fire.  They add some power lines came down on the car... catching it on fire.  Extra manpower was called in from Maple Springs, Ashville, Fluvanna, Gerry, DeWittville, Ellery Center and Chautauqua Fire companies to put out the fire... and protect nearby homes in the residential area.  Most crews cleared the scene by about 10:30 a.m.  However... Sunnyside Avenue in that area will be closed for several hours... and, residents there will be without electricity for some time while repairs are made.

 

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