Perth Fire at Elan Tyre Recycling Facility

Tyre-Fire

tyre recycling factory in Perth has been destroyed by fire, with firefighters battling flames as high as 20 metres to extinguish the blaze.

Elan Recycling Plant Burns Down

The Elan tyre recycling facility in Welshpool, Western Australia, caught ablaze, with the fire quickly finding a 1000L fuel tank inside the building.

The cause of the blaze is currently unknown, as no employees were inside, and no machinery was operating.

It took more than 12 hours for the worst of blaze to be extinguished, with thick black smoke causing authorities to shut down nearby roads and businesses over toxicity fears.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services hazardous materials investigators will be looking into the incident to identify the cause.

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

Email: ewan.scott@tyreandrubberrecycling.com

 

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