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LIRR resumes service after Westbury scrapyard fire

Firefighters respond to a blaze in a scrapyard

Firefighters respond to a blaze in a scrapyard on Hopper Street in Westbury on Thursday morning. Credit: Kevin Imm

LIRR service was temporarily suspended in both directions Thursday morning between Hicksville and Mineola because of a fire in a scrapyard in Westbury, officials said.

The suspension was reported at 6:20 a.m. and had ended by 6:40 a.m., the railroad said in service advisories.

A Long Island Rail Road spokeswoman said the suspension affected the Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson branches, which feed into the Main Line at Hicksville.

Residual delays lasted for about two hours, the LIRR said. The railroad was listed as on or close to schedule at 8:20 a.m.

The fire on Hopper Street just south of Railroad Avenue was reported at 5:40 a.m. and was under control two hours later, fire officials said.

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