Massive fire in Nassau snarled LIRR service

Massive fire in Nassau snarled LIRR service

Westbury, NY-  Service was suspended for hours on the Long Island Rail Road’s Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Branches as multiple fire crews battled a massive commercial building fire, near the train tracks in Westbury.  Nassau County Police say the fire started Wednesday night, just before 9pm at the Jamaica Ash Station, 228 Grand Blvd, New Cassel and raged on until 1:45am on Tuesday morning.  The Westbury Department responded to the fire with assistance from 52 other Fire Departments.  Arson investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.  Nassau County Police it’s still unknown at this time if there were any injuries from the fire.  The investigation is ongoing.  The Long Island Rail Road restored limited train service starting with the 8:36am train from Port Jefferson and the 8:55AM train from Huntington on Thursday morning.

Photo: A commuters leaves a train at the LIRR Jamaica station Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)