UPDATE (4:51 p.m. Thursday, December 30): According to Summersville Mayor Robert Shafer, the EPA is monitoring air quality in the area surrounding a tire fire that burned for nearly six days from of Christmas.
“We are fortunate to have both right now and engage both DEP and EPA and we are told that the EPA is monitoring air quality from a pollution standpoint in this regard. At the moment, the air quality is not a health hazard, ”said Mayor Shafer.
SUMMERSVILLE, WV (WOWK) —Almost six days after a massive tire fire broke out in Summersville, the Chief said the fire crews’ job was done.
“Thank you to all the FDs who helped and to the many FDs who offered their services across the state. All of these people made this job a little more manageable. God bless you, ”Chief Snodgress said in a Facebook post on Thursday.
The post goes on to say that “a hazardous materials team that took over by doing the same thing the fire departments and contractors on the scene were doing.”
He also thanked the New Beginnings Worship Center and everyone who assisted them during the nearly week-long process.
The fire started on Christmas Day. Over the past few days, firefighters have dug a moat and soaked the tires to create a fire stop.