NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is still a residual smell from the fire on Kent Ave near the scene of a Brooklyn warehouse fire that burned for 5 days.
The blazed burned mostly paper, but residents say the city Health Department was late in addressing air quality concerns after the fire broke out.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 11/28 Sunday Morning Forecast
At a community meeting on Monday night, residents provided the Health Department with a petition that included over 1,700 names.
Michael Shea told 1010 WINS reporter Carol D’Auria that residents want answers and improvements.READ MORE: Alec Burks, Evan Fournier Spark Knicks Past Hawks
“One of the big concerns that we have is that it took the city’s Health Department over 15 hours to issue a public health advisory to stay inside,” he said.