Fire at Cohoes scrap metal facility
Photo: Dan Levy / WNYT.
July 04, 2018 06:18 AM
NewsChannel 13 was on the scene of a fire at a Cohoes scrap metal facility.
The fire is believed have started at NH Kelman Scrap Recycling at 41 Euclid Ave. in Cohoes.
A Cohoes City Council member says this is the second fire at NH Kelman Scrap Metal Recycling in two years. He says the DEC has fined them before for issues with their smelter. He also repeated issues are problematic because of its proximity to the highway and residential areas.
Northbound traffic on 787 was blocked at Tibbits Avenue, but is now reopened.
Stay with NewsChannel 13 on-air and online for more information on this story.
Fire at cohoes scrap metal facility. Northbound traffic on 787 is blocked at Tibbits Ave. Eastbound traffic on Dyke Ave being diverted to 787 South. Stay tuned for updates @WNYT pic.twitter.com/fmmJH9BbIS— Emily Burkhard (@EBurkhardWNYT) July 3, 2018
A closer look at the smoke coming from a fire reported at a scrap metal recycling facility on Euclid Ave in Cohoes. Traffic being diverted, waiting for info from mayor. National Grid and Mohawk Ambulance just arrived on scene. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/ZZ7VOyEy1u— Emily Burkhard (@EBurkhardWNYT) July 3, 2018
A panoramic view of the smoke coming from the scrap metal recycling plant fire on Euclid Ave. 787 went from bumper to bumper traffic to being almost completely dead in a matter of minutes. Still waiting for info from mayor. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/RXwZu0SsMO— Emily Burkhard (@EBurkhardWNYT) July 3, 2018
Updated: July 04, 2018 06:18 AM
Created: July 03, 2018 06:19 PM
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