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Damage limited thanks to quick response of firefighters in Penn Yan

The Penn Yan Police Department reports that first responders were called to a house fire on Benham Street over the weekend in the village.

The call came in Saturday around 10:30 a.m. for a houses fire at 130 Benham Street.

Police say smoke was seen coming from an electrical service connected to the house. Fire personnel were able to put the fire out – and limit damage to the home.

The cause of the fire was determined to be water leaking into the electrical service.

Penn Yan Ambulance, Himrod Fire Department, and Penn Yan Municipal Electric responded.