An Ogden recycling plant is facing 17 charges under the provincial fire and safety codes act after a fire at the end of April smouldered for two weeks.

A heap of scrap auto-parts, rubber and plastics — also known as "auto fluff" — had been slowly burning at the business located on the 3400 block of Ogden Road S.E.

Calgary Metal Recycling and its owner are facing the charges for failing to clear space between storage piles and the building and failing to ensure storage pile heights were consistent with safety codes.

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Crews battled a smouldering fire at a metal recycling plant in southeast Calgary at the end of April. (Bal Brach/CBC)

The maximum fine for each count is $15,000.

There were no injuries and air quality remained acceptable while the fire continued to smoulder, according to officials at the time.

The company's first court appearance is set for Sept. 5.

Charges:

  • Four counts of failing to ensure storage pile heights conform with the Alberta Fire Code.
  • Four counts of failing to ensure the storage pile sizes conform with the Alberta Fire Code.
  • Seven counts of failing to provide clear space between storage piles and buildings in compliance with the Alberta Fire Code.
  • Two counts of failing to provide an access route for fire department vehicles in compliance with the Alberta Fire Code.