UPDATE: Shelter in place lifted for Silver Creek area

 

UPDATE: 3:55 p.m. June 29 – The shelter in place alert for Silver Creek has been lifted. 

SILVER CREEK, N.Y. (WIVB) — An alert from New York state officials was issued for people in the Silver Creek area on Thursday morning.

Officials say that due to something smoldering in a dust collector at Har-Son Manufacturing, people were asked to shelter in place with their windows shut and ventilation systems off.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s office says chemicals are involved, prompting the message for people to stay indoors.

The shelter in place was amended to just the areas south of Mechanic St. and east of Central Ave. shortly before 12:30 p.m.

The facility is located on Mechanic St.

Silver Creek Fire Chief Brandon Griewisch says an aluminum byproduct is what burned.

Fire officials and Chautauqua County hazmat officials were assessing the scene as of Thursday afternoon.

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