Firefighters battled flames tearing through a sanitation warehouse in Suffolk County Wednesday morning.
The fire started around 2:30 a.m. inside the warehouse in Islandia.
The Jet Sanitation building on Blydenburg Road is likely filled with recyclables.
Part of the building collapsed, as firefighters worked from the outside to get the flames under control.
Veteran's Highway south of the Long Island Expressway closed as firefighters worked to get the upper hand on the blaze.
Around the same time, A four-alarm fire burned through a recycling plant in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.
Two firefighters sustained minor injuries.
The fire broke out inside Triboro Fibers on East 135th Street just after 1 a.m. Wednesday.
The recycling plant was operational when a machine inside malfunctioned and caught fire. Fire spread to large bales of garbage.
Firefighters pulled the bales apart to extinguish the blaze.
Firefighters are using payloaders to put out the burning debris.
East 135th Street from Walnut Avenue to Locust Avenue, and Walnut Avenue from East 135th Street to 136th Street, are closed.
The likelihood that TWO Sanitation Firms would go on fire in two different locations around New York City, at about the same time, is almost too high to compute. What DOES compute is that the two fires are somehow connected.
In the past, when troubles took place with "Sanitation" companies, it wasn't unusual for word to leak that there was a "war" taking place between rival Mafia families; who are notorious for their involvement in that industry.
While no one is claiming that either fire is Mafia related (and neither are we at SuperStation95) this sure does look strange.