Fire at UK tyre recycling operation causes ‘massive smoke’ but little damage

By Liz White, ERJ staff

Newark, UK-Some 13 fire appliances and 65 firefighters tackled a blaze which started around midday Saturday 8 Oct in a 250-tonne pile of shredded truck tyres at UK recycler Charles Lawrence International.

But despite taking till Monday to extinguish completely, the fire cause little damage to the facilities at the Newark site, and the recycling firm said it expects to be back to full operation by the middle of the week.

The massive smoke, typical of burning rubber, meant two of…

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