Firefighters Battle Heat, Heavy Smoke At Pennsylvania Tire Production Facility; ‘They Were Feeling The Heat Through Their Boots’

  • Source: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
  • Published: 06/23/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Nearly one hundred firefighters from 10 companies and two counties rolled into Specialty Tire in Indiana Monday morning. Indiana Fire Association First Assistant Chief Ron Moreau described the scene: “Lots of heavy black smoke.” The picture from Indiana Fire Association shows the issue from the outside. Visibility inside the nearly 100-year-old building was a problem, as was what was once stored there. “You have a facility like this, you have a lot of different chemicals, products, gases that are involved,” says Moreau. “When we got here, the transformer was burning, the breakers were blowing — lots of excitement with electric.” As the fire burned inside, firefighters on the cement roof were essentially standing on something akin to a giant baking stone.


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