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Manchester Firefighters Douse Scrap Yard Blaze

Manchester Firefighters Douse Scrap Yard Blaze

MANCHESTER — A fire ignited in a giant pile of scrapped appliances on Parker Street Tuesday morning, but it didn't spread and no one was injured, officials said. The call from Ostrinsky's Scrap, LLC, 731 Parker St., came in at about 10:45 a.m. after workers noticed a small fire in a pile of commercial and residential appliances, Battalion Fire Chief Robert DePietro said. The workers tried to put the fire out with small extinguishers, but could not. Insulation and plastics in the refrigerators and other appliances were burning and black smoke billowed from the pile. Firefighters used an aerial line to soak the 20-foot-high, 40-foot-diameter pile, and an excavator operator at...

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