Poland Central School remains closed Friday following fire

Crews are using air scrubbers to completely get rid of the smoke.

Posted: May 16, 2019 5:28 PM

POLAND, N.Y. -- Poland Central School will close for a fourth day after a fire early Tuesday morning.

The started in the basement of the school. The building houses grades kindergarten through 12.

Crews are using air scrubbers to completely get rid of the smoke.

Administrators are continuing to address the damage before allowing students to return.

“The smoke infiltrated many areas of the building and so were gonna be very careful and safe and predicable with making sure the facility is ready to receive students - make sure that smoke, smoke smell or damage are addressed is critical for us,” said Superintendent Laura Dutton.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation – plans for Monday are not finalized.

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