The investigation of the incident that took place on Saturday in the area of storage and cutting of old tires begins immediately, in full cooperation with the Fire Service, EMAK and the Department of Environment, according to an announcement issued on Monday by ENERCO & # 8211; Energy Recovery Ltd, an affiliated company of Vasilikos Cement Factory.
According to the company's announcement, the fire that broke out on Saturday, June 11 was caused by a mobile shredder while tire cutting work was being carried out.
& # 8220; The working staff was activated immediately and took all the appropriate actions, such as the use of portable fire extinguishers, the fixed fire extinguishing system with water installed in the area and other means, while at the same time the Fire Department was informed and responded immediately. The staff of the company that worked did not take any risks and they are all well & # 8221 ;, the announcement states.
The company states that despite the efforts due to the strong winds that prevailed, it was not possible to extinguish the fire, as a result of which it was transported to adjacent piles and expanded. & # 8220; Through coordinated actions with the Fire Service and EMAK, and using selected associates and our staff, we have achieved the reduction of fire in a specific area & # 8221 ;, notes.
According to the company, the specific storage space is licensed and was selected due to the long distance it has from both communities and homes as well as from vegetable crops and forests. All safety requirements set forth in the storage and management licenses are met with due diligence, the statement said. “Special thanks to the Fire Service, EMAK, the staff of the partners and our company as well as the partner companies that offered staff with specialized heavy machinery and equipment & # 8221 ;, the announcement concludes.