The support has been endless and overwhelming for those who work for Shercom Industries just north of Saskatoon.
One of the buildings on site went up in flames Monday night around 7 p.m.
Shercom President Shane Olson says he can’t help but thank all first responders and the public for the response to this incident.
Olson says this is a tough situation to deal with because of all of the damage and potential impact on his company’s 70 employees.
Shercom has anywhere between 60 and 90 on staff throughout the year.
Olson didn’t have an estimate as to what the cost of the damage is, but he wants to let the public know, no full tires have been burned.
The only negative effect environmentally has been the smoke, which the wind has helped dissipate quickly.
In the meantime, crews from three fire departments continue to battle flames that are roaring through a rubber tire recycling business near Saskatoon.
The Saskatoon Fire Department says two buildings in the three-building Shercom Industries complex have been destroyed as firefighters try to save the third building.
Thick smoke has been billowing from the site since Monday night and has been blowing away from the city and nearby Martensville.
Dave Bykowy, a fire department spokesman, says the air is being monitored for toxic fumes and crews battling the fire are wearing oxygen breathing equipment to protect themselves.
The fire is being fuelled by shredded rubber and chemicals that are used in the recycling process.
About 80 people work at the facility and no injuries have been reported.