FDNY: 5 Firefighters Injured in Port Morris Recycling Plant Fire

News 12 - June 27, 2019

PORT MORRIS - A fire broke out at a recycling center early Thursday morning in Port Morris.

The flames started at the recycling plant on Walnut Avenue around 12:30 a.m.

The FDNY says it took crews about three hours to completely put out the fire due to the heavy smoke.

News 12 is told over 100 firemen were on the scene. The FDNY is reporting five firefighters suffered minor injuries. They also say there were three workers inside the facility that managed to get out safely.

The chief tells News 12 the warm weather also played a part in putting out the blaze.

The FDNY believes the fire started from a machine somewhere near the roof of the building.