One Animal Died In Friday’s Barn Fire In Bath
At 12:58pm Friday afternoon, the Bath Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a possible Barn fire at 5641 Thomas Road in the town of Bath. First unit on scene was Bath 3rd Assistant Chief Matt Morse who called working barn fire that was fully engulfed, and all operations will be strictly defensive. Assistant Chief Morse then called for a second alarm calling for Tankers from Avoca, Hammondsport, Kanona, and manpower from the Bath VA and Avoca, and Savona Engine to stand by at the Bath fire Station. Pultney fire was dispatched for a Rapid Intervention Team but was told to stand down as fire was defensive. Wayne fire stood by at the VA until they were back in service then moved to Bath Fire Station to stand by for Bath as Savona was moved to the scene. The barn housed four horses and a calf. All the horses were in the pasture but unfortunately the calf was lost in the fire. Strong winds caused rapid spread of the fire and hampered fire-fighting efforts. The cause of the fire is undetermined currently and is under investigation by the Steuben County Fire Investigation Team.
Assemblywoman Byrnes Makes Two Visits To Wayland, Since Tuesday’s Fire
The Wayland American Legion held donations from the entire area for those who lost everything in the Feb.22 blaze. Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes offered her support and condolences and has visited Wayland twice, speaking ethere with the legion and local officials.
“It’s very sad. We have all been down here for so many events. These older villages have such a phenomenal history. People in these communities have rebuilt over the years, and this history is part of them. Hopefully they will be able to rebuild. We need to get these people taken care of, and I hope they won’t have to relocate. We need to make sure these people have homes. When I saw the pictures of the fire bursting out of the roof it was very heartbreaking,” Byrnes said.
County Covid Update
Steuben County Public Health announced on that there were 72 new cases that were diagnosed, between Wednesday, February 23 and Friday, February 25. The county public health office also reports that hospitalizations and the positivity rate are the lowest they've been since August 2021.
Palmesano Announces Scholarship Opportunity
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano and fellow members of the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators are announcing that applications are now being accepted online for their annual scholarship program. Four scholarships will be awarded, each totaling $3,000. Two will be awarded based on academic achievement and two will be athletic scholarships. The application deadline for the scholarships is the close of business on Friday, March 18, 2022. Students residing in the 132nd Assembly District need to submit a scholarship application online by visiting the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators website at https://www.nyiacsl.org/.