YARMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - Crews responded to a large fire at the Yarmouth transfer station early Thursday morning.

Yarmouth Fire Department received a report of trailers on fire at the town’s transfer station at 5:04 a.m. on Thursday and dispatched all three stations. Crews found four tractor-trailer-size trailers fully involved in the fire upon arrival. Officials said the trailers were all filled with construction debris and were awaiting transport off the cape.

The four 40-foot-long trailers are a total loss, according to a press release from Acting Fire Chief Jonathan Sawyer.

Crews initially attacked the fire from all sides to bring it under control as mutual aid fire engines and ambulances covered the town. Sawyer said other Yarmouth crews and mutual aid responded to five other calls during this fire.

Witnesses said the fire could be seen from the nearby highway.

A fire truck was set up on the debris loading platform at 7:00 a.m., allowing water to flow for about an hour and a half.

Equipment, including a large excavator, was then brought in at 8:10 a.m. to pull trailers apart and spread debris out to be extinguished. Crews are expected to be on scene for a few more hours.

Sawyer said it’s important for residents to adhere to the water restriction after the amount of water that was needed to fight Thursday’s fire.

“It’s important to note that at this time the town is under water restrictions, add to that the thousands of gallons of water needed to fight this fire it’s important for homeowners to adhere to the water restriction currently in place and available at the Town of Yarmouth Website,” Sawyer wrote. “Today is a no-water day.

This is a developing story. Stay with 7NEWS on-air and online for updates.

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