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5 Optimum Cable Trucks Burn in Wild Long Island Blaze

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    5 Optimum Cable Trucks Burn in Wild Long Island Blaze

    Raw footage from the scene shows firefighters battling raging flames.

    (Published Thursday, April 18, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Five cable trucks went up in flames in an Optimum parking lot on Long Island late Wednesday, authorities say

    • No one was hurt, but video showed dramatic flames; at one point there was an explosion and a firefighter just got out of the way

    • The blaze was under control within an hour; a cause is under investigation

    Five cable trucks went up in flames in an Optimum parking lot on Long Island late Wednesday, authorities say. 

    No one was hurt in the blaze on Industrial Road in Port Jefferson Station. Authorities were called to the scene shortly before 10 p.m. and found the trucks fully engulfed; at least one vehicle was completely destroyed.

    Raw footage from the scene shows dramatic flames. At one point, there appears to be an explosion of sorts; video shows a firefighter just getting out of the way. 

    The blaze was under control within an hour. A cause is under investigation. 

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