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Villages Public Safety joins in response to fire at Global Tire Recycling

Sumter County Fire & EMS responded to a commercial structure fire Wednesday morning at Global Tire Recycling on Industrial Drive in Wildwood.

Sumter County Fire & EMS was on the scene of a blaze Wednesday morning at Global Tire Recycling.
Sumter County Fire & EMS was on the scene of a blaze Wednesday morning at Global Tire Recycling.

Units were alerted at approximately 6 a.m. with the first engine arriving in six minutes. Firefighters found flames showing from a large silo connected to the north side of the industrial building. Four fire engines, a ladder truck, and various command and support units worked the incident, bringing the fire under control within 20 minutes. Crews remained on scene performing extensive overhaul for more than two hours. Units from The Villages Public Safety, Rural Metro, and Wildwood Police Department  were included in the initial response, and assisted in scene operations. The fire involved shredded tires. The cause of the fire is under investigation, said Sumter County Fire Chief Leland Greek.

The company recycles old tires and grinds them into mulch to be used for playgrounds or landscaping.

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