Weekend Tire Fire Now Called "Suspicious"

Seneca Falls, NY – The investigation is continuing into a fire at a tire recycling center in Seneca Falls.

The blaze burned a pile of five thousand tires and prompted village officials to declare a state of emergency.

The Department of Environmental Conservation has been testing the site for possible chemical runoff. DEC Engineer Daniel David says a tire fire usually leaves a petroleum slick behind.

Meanwhile, state and local police are working with fire investigators to determine if the fire was an arson.