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Friday, May 7, 2010

Furniture Manufacturer Site on Fire

The Philadelphia Furniture Manufacturing building on Rochester Street in Salamanca is on fire.
The building is at the site of the former Fancher Furniture Company. The four-story, 250,000-square-foot building was constructed in 1923.

We'll have more information on the fire as soon as it becomes available, but we do know that Portville, Olean and Westons Mills firefighters are on the scene, and they're getting water to fight the blaze directly from the Allegany River.

We've also learned that parts of the building have collapsed. The fire started at about 5:30 p.m.

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(Thanks to Scott Douglas, who tells me he can smell the smoke in Little Valley.)

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