WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - An industrial fire in east-central New York state should not be considered a threat to Vermont's residents or environment.
That's the word from Vermont public safety and environmental officials who have been monitoring the fire in a transformer recycling plant in Ghent, N.Y., about 25 miles south of Albany.
The fire broke out Wednesday night and burned through much of Thursday, prompting officials in nearby parts of New York and Massachusetts to issue safety warnings.
Officials urged residents within a 15-mile radius to stay inside with windows closed and the air conditioning off.
Vermont officials say some of the smoke may have blown over the state, but not enough to cause worry.
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