WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Red Cross officials say a shelter was opened on Tuesday at 414 Deacon Boulevard to support residents affected by the fire burning at the Weaver Fertilizer Plant in Winston-Salem.

Officials say the shelter remains open to evacuees who live within a one-mile radius of the industrial fire.

As the fire continues to affect air quality for Winston-Salem residents, the Red Cross offers these tips:

  • Listen and watch for air quality reports.
  • Keep indoor air clean by closing windows and doors.
  • Use the recycle or recirculate mode on the air conditioner in your home and car. If you do not have air conditioning and it is too hot to stay inside with closed windows, seek shelter elsewhere.
  • If you have asthma or another lung disease, follow your health provider’s advice. Seek medical care if your symptoms worsen.
  • Limit outdoor activity, especially elderly, infants and those with respiratory illness.

Click here to read more about the explosions at the Weaver Fertilizer Plant in Winston-Salem.


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