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Flames Errupt from Recycling Facility in Yaphank.

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | October 07, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 100721117

Yaphank N.Y. – At About 11:45 PM on Friday night October 1st the Yaphank Fire Department was dispatched by Suffolk Fire Rescue to an automated fire alarm activation at Winter Bros Recycling on Old Dock Rd. On arrival the first due chief reported back that they had fire in the building and a working fire was transmitted which started mutual aid into the scene from Hagerman , Brookhaven, North Patchogue and Medford fire departments and others. Rehab was started to the scene from Shirley Ambulance as well . On arrival a FRES coordinator reported that they had heavy fire sky high coming from the recycling containers inside the structure. The chief requested that Hagerman and North Patchogue tower ladders assist with dousing the flames. Multiple handlines were also stretched as well. Heavy Equipment was called in to move the debris pile so that firefighters could ensure that no fire was left burning. In the end firefighters operated on scene for several hours before the blaze was considered under control and they were released. No injuries appeared to be reported.

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