UPDATE: Conditions at landfill improving, health warning lifted - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

UPDATE: Conditions at landfill improving, health warning lifted

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A recommendation for residents living near Stickney Recycling to stay indoors has been lifted.

According to the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, conditions at the landfill improved since Friday night, when a fire broke out at the facility on Creekside Avenue in north Toledo.

Smoke from the fire caused a health hazard for people living within a half mile radius of the recycling facility. Resident from LaGrange to Manhattan, up to Bennet and east to the Jeep plant, were advised not walk or drive through the smoke.

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, health department officials say the hazardous conditions have significantly decreased, however, residents with respiratory issues or related health concerns should still avoid the smoke.

The fire at Stickney Recycling is still burning as of Saturday and it is not expected to extinguish for at least a week, according to the health department. Air monitoring around the facility will continue during that time.

Health officials say over the next several days, there will be digging into the landfill that may cause flare ups of flames, smoke and steam when water is placed on the area. This process will continue until the fire is extinguished.

If a health hazard arises again, the public will be notified.

Follow Toledo News Now on Twitter to read a live-tweet of the press conference.

Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • UPDATE: Conditions at landfill improving, health warning liftedMore>>

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Dry weekend with a sneaky, cool breeze

    First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Dry weekend with a sneaky, cool breeze

    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    This weekend will be dry with many chances for sunshine, but a cool lake breeze will really impact the temperatures.

    More >>

    This weekend will be dry with many chances for sunshine, but a cool lake breeze will really impact the temperatures.

    More >>
  • Road closures this weekend due to Mercy Health Glass City Marathon

    Road closures this weekend due to Mercy Health Glass City Marathon

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-04-21 11:21:25 GMT
    This year's Glass City Marathon is on Sunday April 22 (Source: WTOL)This year's Glass City Marathon is on Sunday April 22 (Source: WTOL)
    This year's Glass City Marathon is on Sunday April 22 (Source: WTOL)This year's Glass City Marathon is on Sunday April 22 (Source: WTOL)

    The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon is notifying the community of the upcoming road closures to accommodate for the safety of over 9,000 runners participating in the 42nd annual event on Saturday, April 21st for the Glass City 5K and Sunday, April 22nd for the Marathon, Owens Corning Half Marathon, YARK Subaru 5-Person Relay.

    More >>

    The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon is notifying the community of the upcoming road closures to accommodate for the safety of over 9,000 runners participating in the 42nd annual event on Saturday, April 21st for the Glass City 5K and Sunday, April 22nd for the Marathon, Owens Corning Half Marathon, YARK Subaru 5-Person Relay.

    More >>
  • Finally, time to golf again!

    Finally, time to golf again!

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:08:13 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    BYLINE: Victoria Idoni OTTAWA LAKE, MI (WTOL) - Spring has gotten off to a late start for 2018, but it finally showed up today. Ed Mitchell, Golf Course Superintendent at The Legacy said, "It's been like January 90th or January 100th. It's just been wicked." With the cold season lasting longer than usual this year, many folks are fighting off cabin fever and eager to spend some time outdoors. John Pierce is a member at Sylvania C...

    More >>

    v\* {behaviorurl(#default#VML);} o\* {behaviorurl(#default#VML);} w\* {behaviorurl(#default#VML);} .shape {behaviorurl(#default#VML);} BYLINE Victoria Idoni OTTAWA LAKE, MI (WTOL) - Spring has gotten off to a late start for 2018, but it finally showed up today. Ed Mitchell, Go

    More >>
Powered by Frankly