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Air quality improves after fire at Savannah terminal is extinguished

Feb. 9, 2014 at 2:13 PM   |   Comments

SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A fire that burned for more than 24 hours at the Georgia Ports Authority Ocean Terminal in Savannah was completely extinguished Sunday, fire officials said.

"It's completely out now," the SavannahbMorning News quoted city fire department spokesman Mark Keller as saying. "We're keeping units there just in case anything were to come back up, but we don't expect that at this point.
 We're back to good, old Savannah."

The fire erupted just after 11 a.m. on Saturday and sent a plume of black smoke over the city, the Morning News reported.

The fire destroyed 100,000 square feet of the 226,000-square-foot warehouse.

The building housed about 1,800 tons of crude rubber, Georgia Ports Authority spokesman Robert Morris said.

The Environmental Protection Agency monitored the air quality throughout the night and deemed the levels were unacceptable until the fire was put out Sunday.

Residents were still being advised to limit outside activity.

The fire's cause had not been determined.

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