Fire in Glenbrook refuse transfer station extinguished

October 4, 2018

STAMFORD - Firefighters quickly put out a refuse fire burning inside of the City Carting Recycling transfer station on Taylor Reed Place in Glenbrook early Thursday morning.

Capt. Philip Hayes said the fire, burning in a large pile of garbage, was called in at 3:18 a.m. City firefighters and Glenbrook volunteer fire companies arrived at 3:22 a.m. to find a large pile of garbage burning in the unoccupied building.

The building was almost filled to capacity with refuse awaiting transfer to another location, Hayes said.

A tower ladder was set up and the fire was attacked with a master stream nozzle capable of 1000 gallons of water per minute. City Carting employees working heavy equipment pulled the piles of garbage apart while firefighters put out the remaining fire.

The fire was declared under control at 4:49 a.m. There was no reported damage to the facility or heavy equipment and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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