Air quality ‘safe’ after Minot recycling plant fire, but health advisory issued
The area’s First District Health Unit did issue a health advisory recommending that
anyone in the area with respiratory ailments, such as asthma, bronchitis or emphysema, should stay inside, close their windows, and shut off their furnaces or air conditioners until the smoky haze clears.
The health unit also said anyone experiencing symptoms of respiratory distress should seek medical care immediately and that those concerned about the smoke may choose to stay inside or temporarily leave the area.
The fire started Thursday morning at 3005 4 th Ave. NW near the U.S. Highway 83 West Bypass. Roads in the area have reopened, but speed limits have been temporarily reduced as there are still firefighters on the scene, along with trucks and other equipment.