3719 Humphrey Road Fire

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at 3719 Humphrey Road in Humphrey late Thursday morning. Officials at the scene said the fire started in the garage, located to the left of the house. The cause remains under investigation.

HUMPHREY — More than a half dozen fire departments responded to a blaze which consumed a house and nearby garage Thursday morning on Humphrey Road.

Humphrey Fire Chief Sarah Beeson said her department got the call at 9:44 a.m. for the fire, which took place at 3719 Humphrey Road approximately three miles northeast of the Chapel Hill Road intersection.

Officials from the Humphrey Volunteer Fire Department said at the scene the fire started in the garage and jumped to the rear of the house. The garage was completely destroyed and the rear and west sides of the house suffered major damage.

No injuries were reported and occupants of the house had made it outside safely when firefighters arrived at the scene, according to Humphrey First Assistant Fire Chief Wes Scott.

“When we got here the garage was on fire and it spread to the home on the east side,” he said.

Scott said members of the Cattaraugus County Fire Investigation Team were on the scene to determine the cause of the blaze. According to information from the county’s GIS database, the property is owned by David and Nancy Curtis of Great Valley. 

Also responding to the fire were departments from Great Valley, Ellicottville Allegany, Franklinville, Ischua, Machias and Hinsdale, according to Scott.

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