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Flames Erupt from Recycling Facility in Yaphank

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | October 01, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 100721117

YAPHANK, NY – At approximately 11:45 P.M. on Friday night, October 1st, the Yaphank FD was dispatched by Suffolk Fire Rescue to an automated fire alarm activation at Winter Bros Recycling located on Old Dock Rd.

On arrival, the first due chief reported 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, Medford and several other departments. 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 stretched as well.

Heavy equipment was called in to move the debris pile so that firefighters could ensure that no fire was left burning. Firefighters operated on scene for several hours before the blaze was placed under control. No injuries were reported.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.