Crews Battle Massive Fire at Joint Base Cape Cod
BUZZARDS BAY — Firefighters from multiple departments are battling a huge blaze at the Joint Base Cape Cod transfer station that burned through a rail car early Thursday.
According to JBCC Fire Chief Jackson Emery, the fire is thought to have started at around 4 a.m. on Dec. 22 and has continued for several hours due to the amount of material.
The chief said a 100-ton pile of construction and demolition materials at the station went up in smoke this morning, but there is no hazardous material burning.
No injuries have been reported in the blaze, which also caught a rail car on fire, according to Emery.
"We removed the rail car from the area, and extinguished the rail car separately," the chief said, adding that fire department members were still fighting the flames as of 9:15 a.m.
"We're still working on the building, but we are getting a hold of it," he said.
Thick smoke could be seen billowing across the area, with residents reporting online that they could smell smoke in parts of Falmouth.
Crews from six different local fire departments are assisting in the ongoing incident.
These include the Joint Base Cape Cod fire department as well as firefighters from Bourne, Mashpee, Falmouth, Sandwich, and a ladder from Hyannis.
No word yet on the cause.