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New Brunswick, Dec 23 (Canadian-Media): A major fire that broke out at a recycling plant in Minto, New Brunswick (N.B.), just before the weekend is expected to keep burning for several days, said Mike Lewis, provincial fire marshal, media reports said.
Raging fire in Minto/Twitter
Although about 30 fire departments from Fredericton, Oromocto, Harvey, Keswick Ridge, Jemseg and Douglas Harbour and more than 100 firefighters had responded to the blaze over the weekend and Geoffrey Downey, a spokesperson for New Brunswick's Emergency Measures Organization said that water was not effective on a tire fire.
It could not be determined how many tires were on fire, entire main pile spread over several acres and up to eight feet high were on fire.
Sand was being applied to the burning material by bulldozers,
Although no injuries had been reported, an air quality advisory was in effect for the Minto and Chipman area.
The province is advising should turn off air exchangers inside the home and keep windows closed and to seek medical attention if you experience of coughing, fatigue or shortness of breath.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.