No injuries as a result of tank fire in Wallaceburg

Fire crews responded to a tank fire at a recycling yard in Wallaceburg, Ont. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (Courtesy Chatham-Kent Fire and Emergency Services)

Chatham-Kent fire crews responded to a tank fire after an unknown residue ignited while employees were cutting the steel.

Station 3 Wallaceburg and Station 2 Chatham attended the fire at a recycling yard at Stealth Metals at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday.

Fire officials say the blaze was contained to the tank and the flamed were quickly knocked down.

Firefighters remained on scene cooling the tank until around 1 p.m.

Officials say there were no injuries reported as a result and the property owner will be contacting the Ministry of the Environment.