Firefighters work at the scene of a three-alarm blaze at a garbage transfer station on Roosevelt Avenue in South Plainfield on Monday night. South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY -- Dozens of firefighters worked for more than five hours Monday night to put out a three-alarm fire at a trash transfer station in South Plainfield, officials said.
Large piles of garbage caught fire at the Sakoutis Brothers Disposal around 7:45 p.m, the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department said. No one was in the building.
The 65 firefighters brought the fire under control around 1 a.m.
One firefighter was treated at the scene for a minor injury.
The South Plainfield Fire Prevention Bureau is investigating to determine the cause of the fire.
Two fire companies from Piscataway (New Market and North Stelton), two from Woodbridge (Colonia and Iselin) as as well as firefighters from Metuchen and Plainfield assisted. The Middlesex County Hazardous Materials Unit, South Plainfield EMS and the borough's office of emergency management also took part.