Burning coal pile has neighbors concerned

Allison Roberts News

A pile of coal that caught fire last week has a Lansing [Michigan] neighborhood concerned about their health. Now the Department of Environmental Quality and other agenies are stepping in to investigate.

The yard is on Lansing’s north side at the Conrad Yelvington Distributors Transfer Yard off Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

“The odor has just been horrendous,” said Chris Hannah, a concerned neighbor.

“My neighbor has asthma really bad,” said Debbie Kallweit.

Neighbors tried cleaning what the coal fire left behind and watched the company from their backyards move the black mound into dump trucks.

Lansing fire fighters say the fire sparked deep inside the pile late last Friday. They believe the hot weather accidentally started it.