EPA: No asbestos fibers found in samples from Belmont fire

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it’s found no presence of asbestos fibers in air samples taken from Belmont Avenue.

The EPA revealed those results Wednesday evening. According to the EPA’s data, individual asbestos fibers were not released into the air during the fire. Those samples came from a location near the fire and were collected over several hours.

The Marion County Public Health Department said residents should leave debris from the fire alone as investigators continue to probe the cause.

The EPA has tested the air for two additional substances. Those results are unavailable.

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