Recycler fire mostly out, air reported clear

Developing story from Eyewitness News

August 3, 2012 4:22:27 AM PDT
Residents near a massive fire at a transformer recycling company in eastern New York have been given the all-clear to leave their homes and open their windows again as firefighters have put out most of the blaze.

Officials had urged people to stay indoors after a fire at TCI of New York broke out Wednesday night in a small industrial park 25 miles south of Albany. Officials say Thursday tests of soot from the fire show no evidence of PCB contamination. Tests results for dioxin, a potential byproduct of the burning, are expected by Friday.

The fire was almost completely out by Thursday afternoon. The investigation of the cause continues.

TCI's web site says it disposes of electrical equipment containing poly-chlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.

Two firefighters suffered unspecified injuries.

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