The Jamestown Fire and Police departments are looking into what caused the former Crawfords Furniture Factory to go up in flames on Wednesday.
Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist says the old building on Allen Street started on fire some time around 11:30 a.m.
Jamestown Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Coon says the building went up in flames quickly and forced crews from multiple fire departments in Chautauqua County to help. He added it's one of the top 10, biggest fires that he's ever seen in his career. 2 On Your Side has also learned the building was being used for storage, so there was a lot to burn inside.
"As things have unfolded, the building did collapse as a result of the fire. As the incident progressed along now, we're starting to scale back our operation a bit and trying to get in and mop up some hot spots and certainly have a plan to mitigate this as we work through the night and into tomorrow," Coon said.