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.

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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.

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“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.

Deputy Health Commissioner Daniel Kass acknowledged that 15 hours was too long to wait.

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Air was unhealthy for a day before returning to normal Kass said.