Cats, dogs die in blaze at Sunset Bay

SUNSET BAY, N.Y. (WIVB) – Several dogs and cats were killed in a blaze in Chautauqua County.

Multiple fire departments were called to a house on Allegany Road in Irving just after 8 p.m. on Monday. The homeowners were not there when the fire started, but several cats and dogs died in the flames.

Sunset Bay firefighters worked with five or six other departments to stop it from spreading.

Sunset Bay Fire Chief Rob Weiskerger said, “It was a really good knock down, a great combined effort. It is outside the public water supply system so we did utilize multiple agencies for tankers. I would say the bulk of the fire was knocked down in 15- to 20-minutes.”

The fire chief said the heat and humidity made this tough to fight, and they were lucky to stop it when they did. 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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