Investigation in to Dearne tyre fire

Firefighters attended a blaze that caused external damage to Unit 2, Springvale Road in Grimethorpe.
Firefighters attended a blaze that caused external damage to Unit 2, Springvale Road in Grimethorpe.

An investigation in to the cause of a large tyre fire at Grimethorpe is ongoing.

Firefighters from several stations were drafted out to deal with the early morning September 6 blaze at Springvale Road industrial estate.

Residents were told to keep doors and windows closed to guard against fumes, as a special foam was used to douse the building.

The affected unit is leased by Ecotrack Recycling, a company that recycles waste rubber, and is owned by Gala Tent, the marquee and gazebo manufacturer now based at Fairfield Park, Manvers.