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In Years Past

March 4, 2014
The Post-Journal

-Any day a pile of about 5 million discarded tires near Sinclairville off Route 60 could turn into a mountain of fire, filling ponds with hot oil and the sky with black smoke for months, fire officials said. But fire and government agencies in Chautauqua County said they were ready and residents near the site had nothing to fear. Concerns about the dump had escalated since a pile of about 1 1/2 million tires in the Catskills caught fire the past Saturday. Billowing black smoke from the fire temporarily closed nearby schools and businesses and forced the overnight evacuation of about 200 families.



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