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Man Who Set School Fire Sent to Prison


The man who set fire to the old Cattaraugus Elementary School in June has been sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison.

20-year-old Gage Weyrough of Cattaraugus started the fire on a wooden stage in the gym/auditorium on June 24. A volunteer firefighter drove by the building at about 6:30 p.m. on June 24 and saw smoke coming from the windows.

More than 75 volunteers from five departments battled the blaze for several hours.


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