Fire inside hot water tank destroys auto repair shop

TOWN OF MINA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Just after 4 p.m. on Saturday the Findley Lake fire department responded to a fire at Jacks Repair Shop on Bailey Hill Rd in the Town of Mina.

The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team conducted an investigation and found the fire started inside a hot water tank, located inside the repair shop, and spread from there.

The business was a total loss, including several vehicles inside. The fire has been ruled an accident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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