Fire breaks out at rubber recycling plant north of Saskatoon

Fire crews were called out early on Friday, Feb. 14, after a fire sparked at the Shercom Industries facility north of Saskatoon.

The Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) said it was called out at 6:21 a.m. for an industrial structural fire.

Three engines, one aerial ladder truck, a rescue unit and one water tanker were sent to fight the blaze with a hazmat team on stand-by.

SFD said heavy flames were visible from the two-storey building.

A Shercom employee told fire crews that the building had been evacuated before they arrived on scene.

READ MORE: UPDATE: Fire at Shercom Industries north of Saskatoon still smoking

The site saw a massive blaze in 2016 when it took SFD and members from surrounding detachments five hours to control the flames.

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About 20,000 pounds of shredded rubber ignited that fire.

Shercom Industries can process more than one million pounds of rubber per day.

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