Fire damages Titan’s tire reclamation facility in Fort McMurray.
Titan International has announced that a fire broke out at the Titan Tire Reclamation Corporation (TTRC) facility in Fort McMurray, Alberta on September 21.
The facility contains six thermal vacuum recovery (TVR) units, which are large, contained capsules used to recycle large mining tires. The fire started within one of the TVR units and was contained to a building housing three of the TVR units.
Currently, the TTRC staff are working with affected customers to minimize the impact to their respective businesses. Three other TVR units located in another building were not affected.
“We have safety procedures in place to avoid potential hazards, as safety is a top priority at all of our facilities,” said Titan International, President and CEO Paul Reitz. “We will continue to take actions necessary to ensure the safety of our staff, TTRC’s neighbours and the environment. We are incredibly thankful to the first responders who promptly attended to the situation.”