Fire at Lincoln County tire shredding plant expected to burn for hours

Courtesy: Don Gilliam

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lincoln County Emergency Management says it expects a fire at a tire shredding plant in the Dog Walk Community to burn for several more hours.

According to Emergency Management, the fire started around 2:45 p.m. at the 3,000 square foot facility on Kentucky Highway 618. It collapsed the building.

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EMA Director Don Gilliam says it’s shredded tires that are burning, which is why he expects the fire to last for a while, but he says firefighters have already knocked it down quite a bit.

They’ve also tried to move products and equipment, including a 1,000 gallon fuel tank, to keep the fire under control.

Gilliam says 12-15 fire departments are working on the fire, which is about ten miles south of Crab Orchard.


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