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Fire Damages Titan's Tire Recycling Facility in Canada

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A fire broke out inside a reclamation facility owned by Titan International Inc. in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Titan uses the facility to recycle mining tires.

The fire, which the company says started on Sept. 21, 2017, started within one of the six thermal vacuum recovery (TVR) units on site. The units are large, contained capsules used in the recycling process. Titan says the fire was contained to a building that houses three of the TVR units. The three other TVR units located in another building were not affected. The facility opened in early 2016.

The company says the Titan Tire Reclamation Corp. (TTRC) staff are working with affected customers to minimize the impact to their respective businesses.

Titan CEO and President Paul Reitz says, "We have safety procedures in place to avoid potential hazards, as safety is a top priority at all of our facilities. We will continue to take actions necessary to ensure the safety of our staff, TTRC's neighbors and the environment. We are incredibly thankful to the first responders who promptly attended to the situation."

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