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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Still no word from authorities on what caused explosion of Allegany home

ALLEGANY, N.Y. — In the aftermath of an explosion on Monday that destroyed the Allegany home of Betty Jo and Ronald Volz, neighbors, relatives and friends have pitched in to help gather up items and memorabilia strewn about their property.
Meanwhile, Gordon Scott, spokesperson for the Allegany Fire Department, had no updates to report Tuesday on what fire investigation teams believe caused the explosion at the 3699 W. Branch Road property at 9:43 a.m. Monday.
The incident is currently being investigated by the Allegany Fire Investigation Team and the Cattaraugus County Fire Investigation Team.

The couple and their son, who had resided in the house, were not home at the time of the blast. read more...