Fire At Cooper Tire

The Findlay Fire Department responded to Cooper Tire on Friday night for a fire on the roof.

Fire crews learned that the fire was in an air handling unit, or dust collectors on the roof, and in the duct work connecting them to some production lines.

Fire Chief Josh Eberle said it was a little tricky to access the dust collectors because once they got on the roof there were some obstacles in reaching them, and they had to stretch hose lines rather far.

He said they were dispatched to the fire at 7:08 p.m. and it was determined to be under control at 8:55 p.m.




The chief said Cooper Tire was on shutdown this week and had minimal staff on site and didn’t have their typical response but still had an adequate response from their fire brigade personnel.

There were no injuries in the fire, although one firefighter was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital for heat exhaustion.

Chief Eberle said crews will remain on scene for a while putting water on hot spots and checking temperatures in the duct work.