Fire breaks out at Seminole County garbage transfer and recycling facility

Several fire departments responded to a fire at Seminole County's Central Transfer Station early Thursday morning.

Firefighters from Longwood Fire Department, Sanford Fire Department, Lake Mary Fire Rescue and Seminole County Fire Department responded to the fire at 1950 SR 419 just before 3:00 a.m.

A spokesperson for the Seminole County Fire Department said the person who called 911 and reported the fire said the flames could be seen shooting into the air.




"Our units arrived on scene and they could see heavy smoke and a glow in the building," said Paula Thompson, the public information officer for the Seminole County Fire Department. "Once they made entry they realized they had a trash fire and it appears a sprinkler did keep it in check until our units arrived to extinguish it."

Crews used front loaders to pull apart the smoldering trash in order to completely extinguish the flames. The center was scheduled to open on-time Thursday morning.