Firefighters battle blaze at local recycling facility

Milford firefighters battled a blaze at a recycling facility on Old Gate Lane Wednesday night.

When firefighters arrived at the City Carting & Recycling Co at 221 Old Gate Lane in Milford at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, they found a large waste pile inside the structure that was on fire.

“Crews deployed multiple high volume master streams in order to contain and extinguish the blaze,” said Battalion Chief Anthony Fabrizi. “The non-combustible metal structure suffered some damage due to intense heat from the flames.”

A fire crew remained on the scene throughout the evening to quench any remaining hot spots.

Heavy machinery will be used this morning to remove the debris and allow firefighters to overhaul the smoldering embers.

No injuries were reported, and a cause has not been determined.

Firefighters from Stratford and West Haven provided mutual aid coverage to the City of Milford during the blaze.