1 person hospitalized, FDNY continues search at junkyard fire on Boston Road

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One person has been hospitalized and the FDNY continues to search for an unaccounted employee at a junkyard fire on Boston Road.

The massive fire occurred at New England Used Auto Parts underneath Boston Road.

Police told News 12 there is a possibility that a gas tank exploded inside and caused the three-alarm fire.

A huge cloud of black smoke could be seen for miles Wednesday afternoon just around 3:15 p.m.

News 12 spoke Monica Gonzalez, who owns a junkyard around the block. She says her cousin, Luis Baez, owns New England Used Auto Parts.

Gonzales told News 12 that her other cousin, Steven Baez, works at the junkyard and is the victim who was transported to New York City Health + Hospitals Jacobi. He is now in an induced coma.

News 12 was told Steven recently became a father.

The FDNY says secondary searches to locate a missing person have been delayed because of structural stability and cars that are stacked on top of each other.

 

 

 

 

 

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