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30-Plus Departments Battle with 6-Alarm Red Devil in Westbury

By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | May 06, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 050621100

WESTBURY, NY - At 8:49 P.M. on May 6th, firefighters were alerted to a reported structure fire at Jamaica Ash & Rubbish Removal on Covert Lane. First arriving units were met with a completely engulfed building. Mutual aid went out to over 30 departments, who battled the blaze for over 12 hours before it was placed under control. LIRR service in the area was shut down as fire raged throughout the building, which mostly contained rubbish from offices and recycled paper products and metals. Multiple departments were still on scene as of 8:00 A.M. the following morning. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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