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Officials investigate Sims fire

Original post made on Nov 12, 2013

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is investigating Sunday's fire at a scrap metal recycling facility in Redwood City that led to "shelter in place" warnings in the area, including in Atherton and Menlo Park.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 12:17 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by Horse is gone, close the gate, a resident of Bailey Park
on Nov 12, 2013 at 12:27 pm

We've already breathed it in. It now resides in our bodies, absorbed through the lungs, we have it in us now. It may help knowing what it was, but nothing can be done about it now.
I bet the fines involved, if any,are just a fraction of what it would have cost to get rid of the stuff the way they are supposed to get rid of it by law.


Posted by Hunker RWC, a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2013 at 1:04 pm

I fear for all, Redwood City has become a breading ground for the incompetent. Bursting with over population and greedy politicians that are incompetent the bay will continue to suffer until there is only smog and pollution. Destruction of the marshes and local way of life. Palo alto has kicked out all the homeless while mr. Zuker buys up property. Oh, the woos you foolish little people.


Posted by Ron Wolf, a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm

PCB's, unknown metals, continuous dense smoke over several hours aren't enough to call for evacuation?


Posted by Pissed, a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2013 at 10:35 pm

The toxic stench from the Sims fire still lingers in some of the rooms in my house. This incident was handled with complete and utter incompetency!! You'd never know we are living in one of the richest counties in the country. North Fair Oaks deserves far better service than what we get from San Mateo County.


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