Huntington Snowplows Burned in Yard Fire


By Rupert Deedes


Two snowplows parked in the Town of Huntington yards were burned out when one of the trucks caught fire due to a mechanical defect.

The snowplows were at the Huntington Highway Department yard on Rofay Drive in Dix Hills, when the early Saturday morning fire occurred. The Rofay yard is located just off Jericho Turnpike, behind the Goodwill Store.

According to Huntington Highway Department public information officer Steve Silverman, “The Dix Hills firefighters found the two snowplows engulfed in flames when they got to the yard at 3:30 AM. The fire was quickly extinguished and there were no reported injuries.”

The cause of the fire “is still being investigated” according to Suffolk police, however a worker at the yard indicated that one of the plows caught fire due to an electrical issue, and the fire then caught the second rig on fire.

The Dix Hills Fire Department’s Chiefs Scott DiPino and T.J. Farrell oversaw three Dix Hills engines, an ambulance, and a paramedic unit which responded to the scene.

The Huntington Highway yard on Rofay Road is a 20 acre facility holding over 25 trucks, and storage facilities for road sand and salt.