Damage from Goodyear Germany Factory Fire Minimal
Goodyear Dunlop Tires Germany reports that damage resulting from a fire at its Hanau factory on August 10 is minimal. The fire began in the tyre final inspection area of the plant shortly before 8am; Goodyear Dunlop reports that it originated in a tyre grinding machine’s exhaust extraction system when friction caused rubber powder to heat up and catch fire. Three employees were taken to hospital and placed under observation after inhaling the resultant dense smoke.
A total of 30 firefighters from the Hanau fire service and 20 members of the factory’s firefighting unit were able to douse the fire in less than a quarter of an hour. After extinguishing the fire the Hanau fire service measured air quality in the factory’s vicinity and detected no trace of pollutants.
Minor material damage occurred as a result of the incident, reports Goodyear Dunlop. This damage was restricted to the fire’s immediate area, and the tyre maker adds no other part of the factory was affected and the delivery of tyres from Hanau will not be impaired. Following clean-up work, operations in the affected final inspection area will recommence.