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Ronkonkoma FD sends units to tanker explosion in Holtsville

Posted 5/24/2019

At 1217 hours today, members of the Holtsville Fire Department responded to an automatic fire alarm at Pride Chemical and Solvent Company at 6 Long Island Avenue. Upon arrival of first due Engine 6, it was discovered that a small explosion involving isopropyl acetate had occurred inside of a tanker, resulting in an activation of the buildings suppression system. Units operated on scene for approximately 90 minutes with mutual aid from Holbrook, Ronkonkoma Medford, Farmingville and Medford ambulance. Fire Marshals from the Town of Brookhaven were called in to handle the investigation and to deal with the haz-mat component.  

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