Firefighters dealing with rubber fire in Brantford

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(Photo by Tammy Stoddart-Magyar)

The Brantford Fire Department is battling a large industrial fire on Henry Street involving skids and rubber mats in the yard. Residents and businesses in the area are advised to close windows and avoid smoke as a precaution.

The Ministry of the Environment has been notified for air quality monitoring. Please avoid the area.

Brantford Police are asking people to stay away from the Henry Street fire. There is no need to expose yourself to smoke or toxic air. Also, a reminder not to move or drive around barricades. Thanks for your cooperation.

Reports and photos of heavy black smoke have been flooding social media.

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