MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Milford firefighters worked through the night to ensure no debris will reignite at City Carting & Recycling Company, after a heavy blaze broke out.
Around 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday night, the Milford Fire Department dispatched crews to a large waste pile that had caught fire at the City Carting & Recycling Company at 221 Old Gate Lane.
Firefighters say they had to deploy multiple, high volume master streams in order to knock down the blaze. While the fire is extinguished, a couple of Milford companies are remaining on-scene through the morning, monitoring “hot spots” and removing still-smoldering debris. The overhaul process will likely involve heavy machinery.
The intense heat from the flames caused some damage to the non-combustible metal structure of the plant. There were no injuries reported.
It is unclear whether the fire marshal has arrived, and a cause is also yet to be determined.
Firefighters from Stratford and West Haven provided mutual aid coverage earlier in the evening.