Fire crews battle SPSA blaze

Published 8:52 pm Thursday, April 2, 2020

Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews battled a blaze in an operations building at the SPSA Waste Solutions Regional Landfill on Thursday evening.

The fire was reported by a security guard at the facility at 7:19 p.m., according to a city press release. The first units arrived at 7:29 p.m.

Chief Michael Barakey said arriving crews found heavy fire showing through the roof of the operations building, which includes administrative offices and a maintenance facility. Heavy equipment located within the maintenance facility were also fully engulfed in flames.

There were no injuries early in the response, but the incident was still active at press time.

The Fire Marshal’s Office will conduct an investigation into the cause of the fire, the press release stated.

SPSA officials on site stated that normal refuse collection schedules and transfer truck traffic in the morning will not be impacted.