Grand Island Fire Company responds to third mulch fire in five weeks

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) – Grand Island firefighters responded to the third mulch fire in five weeks on Saturday.

Grand Island firefighting crews responded to a fire Saturday at KOA Campgrounds, 2570 Grand Island Blvd. The mulch fire extended to a cabin deck area which ignited some boards.

Maintenance crews were able to extinguish the small fire, and damage was under $100. There was no determination of cause.

Grand Island firefighters also encountered mulch fires April 16 at a Noco Express Shop and May 17 at a Rite Aid drugstore.

Careless disposal of cigarettes could be to blame for the fires, a statement from the fire department said- however, early detection resulted in little damage in all three cases.

Treating mulch as a potentially hazardous material could help to eliminate future problems of this nature, the statement added. 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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