Bad Air Closes Quarters at 2 South Carolina Fire Stations

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - The living quarters have been closed at two fire stations in central South Carolina because of air quality problems.

Lexington County Fire Service spokesman Harrison Cahill said in a news release Tuesday that the living quarters in stations in Gilbert and Leesville have been closed while crews work to improve air quality in the stations.

Harrison says the stations are still operating while the firefighters live in temporary quarters. The fire service website indicates two firefighters are assigned to each station around the clock.

Firefighters reported condensation on ceiling tiles and light fixtures at the stations, leading to air quality tests. Those tests indicated elevated mold-spore counts.

None of the firefighters have reported any illness or health issues or concerns

© 2017 Associated Press


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