Fire at Suffolk Downs

April 30, 2014
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R1A red-hot, smoky three-alarm fire came in just before Journal deadlines on Tuesday evening. There were no injuries immediately reported by 7 p.m. and the fire had not been moved up to a four-alarm blaze at that time, though there was talk that another alarm might be struck. The smoke blew towards Rt. 1A and caused difficult driving conditions. Reports indicated the fire started in the commissary at the stable area diner, where jockeys and support staff often eat. The fire, though very large, had been contained within the one building. There was no word whether any horses were hurt or whether they were evacuated. Thanks to David Powell of Washburn Avenue for the use of his roof in catching these dramatic shots.

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