Fire destroys three garbage trailers at Catskill Transfer Station
Andrea Macko reports in Porcupine Soup about the Aug. 27 fire that engulfed three 120-yard garbage trailers at the Catskill Transfer Station. Responding firefighters kept the blaze away from three adjacent trailers. “We used a lot of tankers that hauled from the county parking lot off Water Street where Catskill’s big engine was filling from the creek,” the the Catskill Fire Company reported. “A ton of manpower was needed rotating constantly on four deployed hose lines for the overhaul.” The Catskill Fire Company got help from departments in West Athens, Athens, Coxsackie, Earlton, Hudson, Leeds, Cairo, East Durham, and Livingston while firefighters from Kiskatom and Saugerties covered Catskill’s district overnight. Catskill Fire Chief John Holt said on Aug. 28 that the cause of the fire will likely remain a mystery. “You will never know,” he said. Read more about this story in Porcupine Soup.