HOLLIS, Queens (WABC) -- The massive five-alarm fire in Queens that caused service suspensions and extensive delays on the Long Island Rail Road Friday was sparked by the improper disposal of a lithium-ion battery, the FDNY determined.
The fire, which started at a recycling plant in the Hollis section around 1:10 p.m., caused service suspension on four branches. The suspensions extended into the afternoon rush.
One firefighter was injured.
It was formally placed under control at 8:54 a.m. Saturday, but firefighters remain on the scene as a preventive measure.
LIRR service has since been restore, and the NYPD has reopened all roadways surrounding the property.
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FDNY: Lithium-ion battery sparked fire near LIRR that caused service suspensions