Queens fire disrupts LIRR service for hours
Flames that broke out at a recycling facility in Queens halted service Friday on several Long Island Rail Road branches.
Officials say the fire started shortly after 1 p.m. next to the LIRR tracks in Hillside, Queens. Chopper 12 captured firefighters on the tracks dousing the blaze.
For several hours, four LIRR branches -- the Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Oyster Bay and Hempstead -- were suspended.
Officials say one firefighter suffered a minor injury.
The LIRR is expected to be running extra trains for St. Patrick's Day.