The Hagersville Tire Fire - February 12 to 28, 1990

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada; Volume 593
Physical description9 p.
AbstractBetween February 12 and March 1, 1990, five consumed several millon scrap rubber tires in an outside storage yard near Hagersville in southern Ontario. The fire had a significant negative impact on the local communities, agricultural activities and the environment. The column of dense smoke generated air-borne pollutants and led to the evacuation of a zone of 3 kilometre radius around the site. Oil, created by the breakdown of the heated tires, spread into the soil and surface water and reached the groundwater aquifer. The fire fighting resources of the local community were exceeded and an extensive organization of local and provincial government agencies were needed to assist in the management of fire suppression activities.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number1804
NPARC number20378062
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-10-03
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