NY agencies join response to fire at recycler

By Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has mobilized state agencies to help fight a fire involving sodium, diesel fuel, propane and mineral oil at a disposal facility 25 miles south of Albany.

So far, 40 homes have been evacuated in a one-mile radius and environmental officials are analyzing ash and the air to determine if there's a threat.

The fire at TCI Inc. at an industrial park in the town of Ghent began Wednesday night.

The company disposes of electrical equipment.

Several fire departments have responded and the state has provided truck to pour foam on the blaze.

Residents within 15 miles of the smoky plume tracking eastward toward Massachusetts are asked to remain indoors, close windows and shut off air conditioners.

Anyone experiencing eye irritation or difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

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