Sunday, September 27, 2009

Juniata Tire Recycler Burns

On September 27, 1996 at about 6 a.m. Juniata County 911 sent firefighters to Mahantango Industries a tire recycling plant for a fire. First arriving firefighter found a building housing the business well involved and a 100 by 200 foot pile of tires involved. More than 20 fire companies from seven counties were called into fight the fire most of them sending tank trucks. An HIA rig was also sent to flow foam along with a hazardous materials team. The fire continues to burn overnight in 2 ½ acres of tires. The following day at approximately 9:35 p.m. the Vigilant Hose and South Newton Township fire companies sent tankers to the scene. A cause and damage estimate was not available.

Sorry for the run of calls in 1996 but I have to post what I have ready.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Would you belive they are still in bussiness and still store tires the same way as they use to. So I guess if there is ever another repeat of this fire it will all go the same way. I know this because I now run with the first due department and can not get them to preplan this and have a seprate assignment for this company.
Former P.H.F.D. 11