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CFD Responds to Mulch Fire at the Town Recycling Center
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By Web Team
July 14, 2022

On Thursday evening at approximately 7:30 pm Cutchogue's Bravest were dispatched to respond to the area of the Depot lane for a reported brush / mulch fire.

Police and Fire Department units discovered a mulch fire at the Southold Town Recycling Center in Cutchogue.

Arriving firefighters discovered small portion of a large compost pile burning.

Because the fire was located in a remote area of the landfill mutual aid was requested from mutual Aid Departments that included Mattituck FD, Jamesport FD and Southold FD.

Once a water supply was established using the tankers Firefighters utilized the deck gun from 8-5-4 and other handlines to attack and contain the fire.

Southold Town Police utilized a drone to provide an aerial view of the scene for the incident commander.

Once the fire was knocked down a pay loader was used to spread apart to pile so that all of the remaining hot spots could be extinguished.

Several hand lines were used to douse hot spots as the material was spread out.

The Mattituck FD & Southold FD assisted at the scene with an additional engines while the Greenport FD stood by at the Cutchogue Firehouse in the event of any other alarms.

Firefighters were on scene for over 3 hours

Thank you to our neighboring Departments for their assistance.

Units: Chief 8-5-32, Engines 8-5-2, 8-5-2, 8-5-4, Quint 8-5-3, Ambulance 8-5-17, Fire Police 8-5-6, Brush Truck 8-5-12
Mutual Aid: Tankers, Mattituck FD, Southold FD, Jamesport FD Engines Mattituck & Southold, Stand-by Greenport FD. STPD

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