Compactor Fire at SUNY Purchase
By Chief of Department
January 3, 2023

Earlier this afternoon, at 14:41 hours the Purchase Fire Department was dispatched to a transformer fire at SUNY Purchase College. Car 2411 arrived on-scene to find a compactor fire at the north loading dock. A structural assignment was then requested bringing in an additional Engine from West Harrison and a Ladder from the Harrison Fire Department. Engine 241 secured a positive water source and stretched a 2” handline to the seat of the fire. Additional companies assisted with extinguishment, overhaul and searches of the building. The fire was placed under control at 15:30 hours. There were no injuries. All units cleared at 16:15 hours.

Units On-Scene:

Purchase: Car 2411, 2412, Engine 238, 240, Engine 241, Ladder 53, Utility 10

West Harrison: Car 2501, 2502, Engine 267, Utility 27

SUNY Police

Harrison: Car 2162, Tower Ladder 24

Stand-by In Quarters:

Rye Engine 191 & Port Chester Tower Ladder 2