FDNY: Malfunctioning baler sparked recycling fire

An equipment malfunction sparked the massive fire at the Triboro Fibers recycling plant in Port Morris Wednesday, investigators say.

An equipment malfunction sparked the massive fire at the Triboro Fibers recycling plant in Port Morris Wednesday, investigators say.

An equipment malfunction sparked the massive fire at the Triboro Fibers recycling plant in Port Morris Wednesday, investigators say. (1/12/17)

PORT MORRIS - An equipment malfunction sparked the massive fire at the Triboro Fibers recycling plant in Port Morris Wednesday, investigators say.

Triboro reopened Thursday, a day after the fire, although the scent of smoke and ash still lingered around the facility.

According to the FDNY, a machine used to compress recyclable and waste materials into small bales malfunctioned.

The fire sparked around 1 a.m. Wednesday, when four workers were inside the building. They made it out OK, but two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

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