Update: Toxic Smoke Warning Lifted For East Bay

Officials say a fire at a warehouse in Concord has sent potentially toxic smoke into the East Bay atmosphere

A fire in Concord has prompted a toxic smoke warning
A fire in Concord has prompted a toxic smoke warning
Contra Costa County officials have lifted a toxic smoke warning issued for East Bay.

The warning was issued at mid-morning on Wednesday but was lifted by health officials about 11:30 a.m. because the smoke had dissipated.

The advisory was prompted by a fire early Wednesday morning at a Concord warehouse, according to a story in the San Francisco Chronicle.

The four-alarm fire on Stanwell Drive broke out just after midnight and was brought under control about 9 a.m. However, the building was expected to smolder until at least the early afternoon.

Fire officials said the blaze sent smoke and a strong odor of burning plastic across East Bay communities.

Contra Costa health officials issued the advisory for people with respiratory problems to avoid the area and keep the windows in their homes closed, the Chronicle reported.

In Walnut Creek, a haze could be seen over Mount Diablo at 10 a.m. Wednesday and the smell of burning plastic was detectable in the air.


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