Two alarm fire at a Recycling Plant in Walworth County
A tire fire at an abandoned salvage yard in eastern Walworth County is out. The fire was reported around 4:30 a.m. at BuddyShort Salvage along State Highway 11 near Claussen Road in the Town of Lyons. An Assistant Chief from the Town of Lyons Fire Department said a pile of 800 to 1,000 old tires at the rear of the property had caught fire. Because the property is unoccupied, the Assistant Chief said the fire is suspicious. The Walworth County Sheriff's Office and Town of Lyons Fire Department will be investigating to determine the cause of the fire. The Town of Lyons Fire Department was assisted by about 9 other fire departments, mainly trucking water to the rural location,of the fire. Despite the hindrance, the fire was extinguished in about 90 minutes. No one was injured while fighting the fire.