NEW YORK - Firefighters continued to put out hotspots of a five-alarm fire at a garbage facility on Grand Boulevard in Westbury, Long Island. Service had been impacted on the Long Island Rail Road but was back to normal by 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
The fire which damaged train tracks broke out Wednesday at about 9 p.m. Approximately 60 fire departments responded with many remaining on the scene hours later. The flames were brought under control at about 2 a.m., according to fire officials.
There were no injuries reported.
Service was suspended east of Mineola which included a service suspension of the Ronkonkoma branch. The first westbound trains to operate would be the 8:31 AM train from Ronkonkoma due Penn at 9:56 AM, the 8:36 AM train from Port Jefferson due to Hicksville at 9:46 AM and the 8:55 AM train from Huntington due to Penn at 10:05AM.
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The fire was not deemed to be suspicious. Officials said household garbage and recyclables caught fire at the Jamaica Ash & Rubbish Removal Company. It was not clear what sparked the inferno.