Posted with permission from the Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton firefighters battling scrap pile fire at AIM Recycling Crews are deploying large-volume hose lines and foam to fight the fire.
April 18th, 2019 The Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton Fire said the smoke from AIM Recycling was drifting toward the QEW. - John Rennison , The Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton firefighters were deploying high-volume water hoses and foam to battle the blaze. - John Rennison , The Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton firefighters battle a large scrap pile fire at AIM Recycling. - John Rennison , The Hamilton Spectator
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Hamilton firefighters are battling a large scrap pile fire at AIM Recycling.
Fire crews were called to 75 Steel City Ct., just off Burlington Street East and Parkdale Avenue North, around 1:45 p.m.
Firefighters are deploying large-volume hose lines and foam to fight the fire, Chief Dave Cunliffe said in an email around 3 p.m. Thursday.
"The fire is giving off a significant amount of smoke, which is currently going in the direction of the QEW," he wrote.
The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has been notified and is responding with air monitoring equipment, Cunliffe said.
Hamilton's Box 43 truck, which provides canteen services and other support to firefighters while they work, is also responding to the scrap metal fire.