by ADAM GRUENEWALD
A Monday night fire continued on into the morning as crews worked to clean up the area at the local waste management plant in NYA.
NYA Fire Chief Steve Zumberge, one of the first firefighters on site, said crews were called to the Carver Transfer Station and Processing Facility, located at 600 Railroad St., at 11:30 p.m. on Monday.
About 175 firefighters from 11 departments remained on scene until 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday to contain the blaze, before some returned Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.
No one was injured as the building was unoccupied at the time, according to Zumberge, who added that firefighters worked in shifts and were not injured as well.
“Everything went good,” said Zumberge, a firefighter of 28 years, including three as the NYA chief. “We are all trained for situations like this and used to working fires.”
He estimated the damage was substantial as in addition to structural damage, a Bobcat, cardboard bailer and a payloader were destroyed.
“The building isn’t looking so good,” said Zumberge. “There is well over $400,000 in damage.”
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