• HAGERSVILLE – Burning The Hagersville tire fire burned for 17 days from the early morning hours of Feb. 12, 1990, making headlines around the world. Bringing it under control took huge effort, including the use of two waterbombers normally used to fight forest fires.  The fire covered an area the size of 18 football fields.  See more about […]
  • HAGERSVILLE – Aftermath The Hagersville blaze finally sputtered out after 17 days. It cost the province more than $10 million, including $6 million for the clean up, $1.5 million to extinguish the blaze and $743,000 to buy four homes and a farm beside the fire site. Part of the clean up cost was disposal of tonnes of oil […]
  • HAGERSVILLE – Day of the Inferno The Hagersville tire fire started in the early morning hours of Feb. 12, 1990 as a lark by five Ohsweken-area teens.  It consumed 14 million tires, spewed toxic smoke for 17 days, drove 4,000 from their homes and cost the province more than $10 million for a year-long clean up.  It remains the worst environmental […]