Milford firefighters monitor “hot spots” after recycling plant blaze

Photo Credit: Chris Zak/ Milford Fire
Photo Credit: Chris Zak/ Milford Fire

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.

 Photo Credit: Anthony Fabrizi/ Milford Fire

Photo Credit: Anthony Fabrizi/ Milford Fire

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.

(George Roelofsen / WTNH)
(George Roelofsen / WTNH)

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.

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