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.