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Liberty Tire Recycling creates hotline for Valley Station residents affected by fire

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Valley Station recycling plant that was the site of a major fire earlier this month has created a hotline and call center for residents who say they were affected by the fire.

The fire at Liberty Tire Recycling on Bohannon Drive started around 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, just before state inspectors arrived. The company hadn't been in compliance with state regulations since June.

Residents within a mile radius were told to shelter in place, and the EPA dispatched air monitors to make sure residents were safe. It took crews more than 24 hours to totally extinguish the flames.

On Friday morning, the company issued a news release, announcing the creation of the hotline and call center. Valley Station residents who were affected by the fire at the company's Bohannon Avenue facility are invited to call (502) 603-4968 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, to speak with company representatives on-hand to assist with any questions or concerns.

"All of us at Liberty Tire Recycling are thankful that local emergency personnel were able to quickly and safely control the fire," said Bill Fry, president of Liberty Tire Recycling, according to the news release. "We recognize the difficulties that our neighbors have faced as a result of the fire, and we are here to assist anyone whose property was affected."

The release goes on to state that the company "is committed to the community as a neighbor and employer," adding that, "the company is working to complete the clean-up effort prior to the holidays to minimize any further inconvenience."

"Liberty Tire Recycling develops products and processes that help us save more than 140 million tires from the waste stream each year, including approximately 700,000 tires from the Kentucky Amnesty Program," Fry said, according to the news release. "Our work in Louisville is important to the local environment. We thank our neighbors in Valley Station for their patience as we move forward."

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