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Volunteer firefighters honored following quick action in Poland school fire

The firefighters that responded attended an assembly at the school and received a standing ovation.

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 10:10 AM

POLAND, N.Y. -- A fire in Poland, a month ago Friday, would have gone far worse than it was were it not for the quick response by the Poland Volunteer Fire Department – after a fire broke out in the basement of the school.

The firefighters that responded attended an assembly at the school and received a standing ovation.

The school reopened on May 20 after being closed for several days due to smoke damage.

Principal Greg Cuthberson said getting the school back open was a true test of adversity and challenged the school community to pull together for the greater good of all the students and staff at Poland.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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