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This past Monday evening, a fire disrupted a quiet Memorial Day in the Village of Youngstown.
According to reports by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, the NCSO Communications Center received a 911 call at 7:38 p.m., reporting a residential structure fire at 420 Main St. Officials with the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. confirmed a working structure fire with flames visible through the windows and roof of the two-story apartment building. A call for assistance soon followed.
Responding companies included Youngstown Volunteer Fire, the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co., Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co., the Upper Mountain Fire Co. and the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Fire Department. Fire company members managed to extinguish the blaze via a compressed air foam system.
The fire heavily damaged the structure, with lesser damage to a neighboring building that housed the former Mug and Musket restaurant. All occupants managed to evacuate the building and were accounted for at the time of the incident; however, fire responders were said to be searching for pets of a resident.
An investigation into the incident was continuing this week by the Niagara County Origin and Cause Team.