Berkshire County reacts to Ghent fire
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BERKSHIRE COUNTY -- The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has lifted an air quality advisory for towns south of the pike in Berkshire County.
The agency said people are now allowed to turn on air conditioners and go outside, though officials said flat surfaces should be avoided pending air quality testing. Testing is being done at a mobile lab set up by the National Guard in West Stockbridge.
Ground crews spent the afternoon wiping outdoor surfaces at area playgrounds and other sites. Officials said the air should be fine, though they won't know if contaminants have impacted air quality in Southern Berkshire county until Friday morning.
Massachusetts emergency management crews are in contact with fire crews in Ghent. They said they'll stay in West Stockbridge as test results come in.