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Large Dumpster Fire Extends to Building in Copiague

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COPIAGUE, NY - During the morning hours of August 7th, the Copiague Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a dumpster on fire with possible extension to two commercial buildings on Oak Street.

Upon response of 1-3-33, Babylon Central Fire Alarm advised the chief that there were multiple calls on this alarm. Quickly out was Eagle Engine Co. Engine 1-3-10, and upon their arrival they put lines in operation on a large dumpster which was extending to one of the commercial buildings. Upon arrival of 1-3-5, they supplied Engine 10 from a nearby hydrant. Upon arrival of 1-3-4, they took the door on the four side to gain entry into the building.

Mutual aid was requested from Lindenhurst FD for the RIT (1-6-4), North Lindenhurst FD for an additional RIT (1-11-4), North Amityville Fire Co. for an engine (1-7-1) and Amityville FD for a Truck (1-1-15) and an ambulance all to the scene.

Units operated under the command of Third Assistant Chief of the Department, William McInerney, Jr. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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