From: Green Bay Metro Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike VandenAvond
Incident Date: 9/10/2016
Incident Type: Commercial fire
Incident Address: 13xx Tomlin St.
Incident Time: 01:38
Incident Description: Fire in a tire recycling plant
Cause of Fire: Fire under investigation.
Origin of Fire: Fire located in tire shredder hopper
Estimated Dollar Loss: $10,000
Number of People Displaced: None
Additional Information: Fire came in as a water flow alarm. Once first engine and Battalion Chief arrived, they upgraded to still alarm because smoke was showing from building. Lessons were learned from previous fire at this location. Large layout with heavy machinery but mostly tire waste burning. Ventilation of heavy smoke was critical for visibility. Private hydrant that was inoperable hampered operations. Crews were able to extinguish fire in a half hour. Manager on scene thought they would be able to open for business as usual.
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