Scrap Yard Fire Closes Interstate 787 Near Albany
COHOES, N.Y. (AP) — A scrap yard fire that's triggering explosions and producing thick, black smoke has forced the closure of a stretch of Interstate 787 near Albany.
Officials say Tuesday's fire at NH Kelman Scrap Recycling in Cohoes also led to the evacuation of nearby homes.
Albany International Airport sent its foam-dispensing fire trucks to help battle the blaze.
The fire started around 6 p.m. Tuesday and burned for more than two hours. No injuries have been reported.
Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse said previous fires at the facility haven't risen to this magnitude.
The scrap yard has been in business since 1903.
It's located on 10 acres just west of the Mohawk River and features a 20,000-square foot warehouse.