The East Cleveland Fire Department is warning residents and travelers to avoid several areas due to the effects of the fire at the Arco facility.
- Euclid Avenue between Noble and Ivanhoe/Belvoir
- Ivanhoe between Euclid and Mandalay Ave
- Noble between E. 152nd and Elderwood Ave.
The East Cleveland Fire Dept. responded to the Noble Road site (once owned by Arco Recycling) after reports of smoke over the weekend.
In a statement sent out on Monday night, the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management stated that air quality samples taken by the Ohio EPA throughout the weekend showed 'no immediate health concerns.' The Ohio EPA will continue to take air quality samples and coordinate with the Cleveland Department of Health's Division of Air Quality and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.
WKYC has reported on the problems posed by the landfill in the past. The Ohio EPA shut down the site last year and says it is working with local officials to get the materials removed.