FDNY: 1 dead, 1 seriously injured, after massive Boston Road junkyard firePosted: Updated:
The FDNY say a man was found dead, and another man is clinging to his life as a result of a massive junkyard fire Wednesday.
The FDNY said a man was dead found in the debris Thursday afternoon. It says the man was working on a metal shed at the time of the incident, and it had apparently collapsed on him.
The FDNY says the body was removed from the scene at around 7:15 p.m. More than 100 firefighters were called on Wednesday when the incident occurred.
The victim's co-workers remember the man they worked with fondly. News 12 was told the victim's wife was waiting at the scene all day for word on what happened to her husband.
Emergency crews and firefighters responded to the scene just before 3 p.m. along Boston Road where they were confronted with heavy flames that broke out at New England Used Auto Parts.
Witnesses describe hearing an explosion, but the FDNY says the sound was tires popping in the junkyard.
Fire officials say some of the debris are gas cans that are leaking flammable material.
The fire was so heavy that dark black smoke could be seen from miles away.
Steven Baez, an employee of the junkyard, was taken to the hospital with burns, according to a family member. News 12 is told he is in a coma.
A man who helps at the junkyard told News 12 he saw Baez run out of the fire, burning and asking for help.
Fire marshals are still investigating what caused this fire to erupt.
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