Flames destroy one home on Jamestown's westside, extensively damage another...

Fire has destroyed one home on Jamestown's westside... and, extensively damaged another next door when flames broke out this morning.  City Fire Battalion Chief Sam Salemme says crews were first called to the scene at 5 West 10th Street shortly before 10:30 a.m.  Salemme says they found the single-family home fully-engulfed in fire... and, that the flames had spread to the second-floor and attic of an adjacent home.  He adds two other nearby homes on North Main Street suffered exposure damage.  Salemme says they immediately called in an off-duty shift of 15 firefighters, and a shift commander... and split up crews among the two structures.  He says it took about an-hour and a-half to bring the fires under control... and, the zero-degree temperatures caused problems with water... and, a couple of fire trucks froze up.  No occupants were hurt in the fires... but, Salemme says two firefighters suffered minor injuries.  Salemme says the cause of the fire remains under investigation.  The house at 5 West 10th had to be torn-down in an emergency demolition.

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