OFD Press Release 4/24 – Structure Fire: Seneca Ave

City of Olean Fire Department Responds to Structure Fire at 623 Seneca Ave

On Wednesday April 24th at 02:36 the City of Olean Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 623 Seneca Ave.  Fire units arrived within four minutes and reported heavy fire in the rear of the building.  Olean Police Officers assisted in the evacuation of the occupants. 

Firefighters stretched a hose line and began extinguishing the fire while other firefighters conducted a search of the first and second floors for potential victims. The fire was contained to the rear exterior of the house with some extension to the interior second floor bedroom.  The fire was deemed under control by 02:57. 

During the incident, one civilian was transported to Olean General Hospital for evaluation. No injuries to fire service personnel were reported.

The City of Olean Fire Department was assisted on-scene by the following agencies: Olean Police Department, Portville Fire Department Air Truck, and Trans Am Ambulance.  Love Thy Neighbor assisted displaced residents on-scene.   The Weston Mills Fire Department and Allegany Fire Department were on standby.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

The City of Olean Fire department would like to take this time to remind the public to ensure they have properly functioning Smoke detectors in their residence.

Captain Bryan Swift