"Battling a fire is tough enough, but with snow and ice on the ground and a wind chill factor below zero, this one was nothing short of brutal on the men fighting this inferno," wrote Deputy Chief John Munson of the fire that devastated The Cortlandt Arts Center in Montrose on Friday, Jan. 3.
Read the full account above, and see more photos, depicting how 11 Croton volunteers spent nearly four hours giving a break to the Montrose and Buchanan crews who started the attack.
According to a report on News Channel 12, the center, which contained art, suffered "extensive damage" and will have to relocate.
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