Mayor Greg Fischer says the incident never posed any chemical danger to neighborhood residents, but police advised people to stay in their homes and close their windows for a time as a precaution. Some are upset that they weren’t quickly notified about the nature of the fire.
MetroSafe Director Doug Hamilton says there was confusion among emergency management supervisors who, “overly relied” on a National Weather Service radio system that issued the warning. The warning
was not picked up by MetroSafe and as a result no sirens were sounded.