'Auto fluff' fire draws crews to southeast
No reports of injury after 'auto fluff' engulfed in flames
Burning 'auto fluff' drew Calgary fire crews to a southeast industrial area early Sunday morning.
At about 6:30 a.m. MT, the Calgary Fire Department was called to the 3400 block of Ogden Road S.E. for reports of a rubbish fire.
While approaching the fire, crews saw that is was of a significant size and called for more resources.
When they arrived on the scene, crews found that the fire was coming from a pile of 'auto fluff', or recycling byproduct, that was engulfed in flames.
Firefighters had to use large volume hose streams attached to two fire hydrants to bring the fire under control.
Once the blaze was under control, crews worked with site managers, who use heavy equipment, to take apart the pile of 'auto fluff' and get rid of it.
Fire crews inspected the product as it was being moved to make sure there were no burning embers or hot spots.
Firefighters remain at the scene but there are no reports of injury.
Fire investigators are involved and traffic in the area is unaffected at this time.