Still no cause in Lackawanna fire

One Year Ago, Massive Fire At Beth Steel Site

LACKAWANNA, NY-- It's been exactly one year since this massive fire started at the old Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna.

It took days for crews to put out the flames.

All the debris and smoke in the air forced some people who live nearby to leave their homes for several days.

Earlier this fall -- we got our hands on an incident report from the fire... and the cause was still listed as "undetermined".

For the residents of Bethlehem park... the big concern isn't on what happened... but what "will" happen with the long-term effects of the exposure to the smoke and chemicals.

"I think the fear is really for the unknown. For the future, what we're breathing, how long we're going to be breathing it, what they're going to do to resolve it," says Julie Redden, A Lincoln Avenue resident.

That is the big concern that lingers a year after the fire... what will they find out in the future -- as far as what was in that smoke... and what effect will that have on vegetation... water... and of course -- the health of people who live there.

 

 

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