INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The EPA gave the all clear Sunday saying air quality in the area near the fire is good. But with the fire still smoldering in some spots, authorities are asking anyone with pre-existing health conditions to limit their exposure outside.
They also suggest keeping windows and doors closed.
Other pollutants such as carbon monoxide, sulfuric acid and sulfuric dioxide were found, but only at the scene of the fire and investigators said those pose no health concerns to area residents.
That's good news to the folks forced to evacuate nearby neighborhoods.
"You want to pick up that paper over there and put it in the trash can," Teresa Carter said to her grandson.
Carter and her husband Glen looked over two sofas they left outside their home. They checked and smelled them for smoke damage after their home was downwind of the massive three alarm warehouse fire.
"It was pretty intense over here yesterday," Glen Carter said.
The Carters were part of an entire neighborhood forced to evacuate Saturday after the fire. Glen said they were preparing for their annual yard sale when officers told them to leave.
"Everything was getting smoked up. The furniture, the cars. Everything," he said.
Another reason Glen and his family got out is because his grandson has asthma.
"We were concerned what's going up in the air and coming here you know," he said.
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What came down was debris that littered many lawns.
"This was all in my front yard this morning when I came home; just big ole chunk of it everywhere," said Crystal Terrell.
Terrell was inside her home during the fire and had to evacuate.
"We grabbed what we could grab and that was it and we left," she said.
Terrell came back home Sunday afternoon. Much of her day has been spent cleaning up.
"I'm still picking up parts of the fire out of my yard; front yard, back yard. It's horrible. It stinks," she said.
Back over at the Carter's, they never got to have their annual yard sale. They donated all of their items to Goodwill instead.
"Everyone seems to be alright. Just maybe a headache from it," Glen said.
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