Setco Red River rubber mixing plant destroyed by fire

Idabel, OK — On June 9, 2024, a fire erupted at the Red River Mixing rubber plant located on the US 70 Bypass in Idabel, Oklahoma. The incident led to thick plumes of smoke billowing into the sky, prompting authorities to issue safety warnings for residents in the vicinity. The Broken Bow Fire Department swiftly responded to the emergency, battling the flames to prevent further spread. Despite their efforts, the fire continued to burn, and officials anticipated that full extinguishment would occur after sunset. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.

The rubber mixing plant, operated by SETCO, specializes in producing solid tires and expanded rim assemblies. The facility utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to create high-quality rubber compounds. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and authorities are assessing the extent of damage to the plant. Local residents are advised to stay indoors if they experience breathing difficulties due to the chemicals released during the incident. As the situation unfolds, authorities are closely monitoring air quality and ensuring the safety of the community.