Asbestos cleanup starts after warehouse fire

JENNIFER: WELCOME TO THE KOIN 6 INFORMATION AT 6:00. JEFF: NEW HEALTH AND WELLNESS CONCERNS FOLLOWING THIS MASSIVE STOREHOUSE FIRE IN MIDTOWN ROSE CITY SUNDAY EVENING. ASBESTOS, DANGEROUS AS BEST AS FIRES WERE– FIBERS WERE SPREAD INTO THE AIR FROM THE SMOKE AND HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN THAT DANGEROUS DEBRIS MAY HAVE TOOK A TRIP ALL ACROSS THE CITY. JENNIFER: COLE MILLER IS THERE WITH MORE ON THE DANGER. COLE: THE DEQ AND EPA ARE MAINTAINING A CLOSE EYE ON THIS SITE. STILL SMOLDERING AND ALSO SPOTS, THAT WAS AS BEST AS. THE FIRE SENT FLAMES SOARING RIGHT INTO THE SKY, BLANKETING THIS PART OF COMMUNITY AND– IN SOLUTION MODE. IT MAY HAVE BEEN SELECTED UP BY THE WIND AND SPREAD ONTO MILES ON EITHER SIDE OF THE RIVER. IT RESEMBLES AS YOUR PAPER. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING RESEMBLING THAT, CALLED THE DEQ AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THEIR DEQ ALERTS YOU NOT TO TOUCH, TRY TO CHOICE UP, MOVE, OR VACUUM ANY ONE OF THIS PARTICLES THAT MAY HAVE COME FROM THE FIRE.BECAUSE IT IS WINDBLOWN, IT WILL FALL APART INTO DUST IMMEDIATELY WHICH COULD INCREASE YOUR DIRECT EXPOSURE TO THE ASBESTOS. COLE: THE DEQ WILL SEND OUT A CLEANUP CREW AS WELL AS AIR MONITORING IS BEGINNING SOON. WHEN ASBESTOS IS BROKING– SEPARATED THAT MICROSCOPIC FIBERS CONTAINER BE BREEZED IN AN OVERTIME, THEY CAN CAUSE LUNG CANCER CELLS. BACK OUT RIGHT HERE LIVE, WE ARE TOLD THAT TEMPORARY DIRECT EXPOSURE MUST NOT BE HARMFUL. AS YOU TIN SEE, STILL A REAL MESS.LOOK AT THE SMOLDERING STILL CONTINUING DAYS AFTER THE FIRE.

IF YOU DO STUMBLE UPON ANYTHING YOU ASSUME MAY BE AS– ASBESTOS.

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