Grand Island firefighters Monday put out a mulch fire that ignited some vinyl siding on a house on Jamestown Road, fire officials said.
Firefighters were alerted to the fire shortly before 8 a.m. by a 911 dispatcher who got reports from neighbors that flames were shooting out of a nearby house.
According to Dan Mathes, assistant fire chief with the Grand Island Fire Company, firefighters found a mulch fire near the front entrance of the house which had ignited some vinyl siding.
Erie County Sheriff's deputies had started the firefighting by using a garden hose on the flames. Firefighters took over and put out the fire.
Damage, estimated at $1,000, was confined to the exterior of the house. Spontaneous combustion was determined to be the cause, according to fire officials.
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