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Blazing tires spew toxic smoke. A natural resources ministry aircraft dumps water mixed with fire retardant chemicals on the three-day-old fire at a tire storage dump near Hagersville; southwest of Hamilton; yesterday. More than 1;200 people have been evacuated because of dangerous chemicals given off by the 15 million burning tires. High winds were blowing the toxins up to 4 kilometres from the fire. Officials believe the aerial water-bombing had some effect on the intense head and fire; but don t know when it can be brought under control. Open in full size

Blazing tires spew toxic smoke. A natural resources ministry aircraft dumps water mixed with fire retardant chemicals on the three-day-old fire at a tire storage dump near Hagersville; southwest of Hamilton; yesterday. More than 1;200 people have been evacuated because of dangerous chemicals given off by the 15 million burning tires. High winds were blowing the toxins up to 4 kilometres from the fire. Officials believe the aerial water-bombing had some effect on the intense head and fire; but don t know when it can be brought under control.

Picture, 1990, English

Blazing tires spew toxic smoke. A natural resources ministry aircraft dumps water mixed with fire retardant chemicals on the three-day-old fire at a tire storage dump near Hagersville; southwest of Hamilton; yesterday. More than 1;200 people have been evacuated because of dangerous chemicals given off by the 15 million burning tires. High winds were blowing the toxins up to 4 kilometres from the fire. Officials believe the aerial water-bombing had some effect on the intense head and fire; but don t know when it can be brought under control.

Picture, 1990, English

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Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Accidents - Fires - Hagarsville

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0000541f