Hamilton : Residents living in the area of an industrial fire near the QEW and Burlington Street East are being asked by emergency authorities to keep their windows closed until the fire has been extinguished.
Hamilton firefighters are tackling a fire in a scrap pile of car parts at American Iron and Metal at 75 Windermere Rd., just west of Burlington Street East. Firefighters were called to the rubbish fire at about 3 p.m. Seven units have been dispatched to the scene.
The Hamilton Fire Department says it is a metal fire and it is sending smoke into the air. Hamilton police are also on scene, assisting with traffic. According to the company’s website, AIM Ontario is a state-of-the-art metal recycling facility that services industrial, commercial, and residential generation of every type of scrap metal.
AIM Ontario is a division of the Canadian owned American Iron & Metal group of Companies with head offices located in Montreal, Quebec. It has numerous divisions across Canada and the United States.