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[Resolved] TOXIC FIRE ZURICH 29 July 2020 Close your windows

A warning has just been issued for the Zurich and Schlieren area.

https://www.srf.ch/news/panorama/bra...ter-schliessen (Updated 29th July 2020, at 11h00)

The instructions are to close your windows and to switch off systems which circulate air. The reason stated by the the authorities is that there a fire in the recycling centre in Schlieren, and electro goods are burning.
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Re: WARNING TOXIC FIRE ZURICH 29 July 2020 Close your windows

Thanks!

I biked Alstetten -> Schlieren at 8:45 didn't notice anything.

Don't see any smoke from Urdorf, but I think I'm up-wind.
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Re: WARNING TOXIC FIRE ZURICH 29 July 2020 Close your windows

  1. This warning has now been reduced - geographically - to Schlieren and Zürich-West.
  2. It has been increased - in terms of behaviour - in that the population has now been instructed to go inside and stay indoors with the windows closed and all airconditioning (or similar air-moving systems) switched off.
https://www.srf.ch/news/panorama/bra...ter-schliessen Updated at 11h26
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Re: WARNING TOXIC FIRE ZURICH 29 July 2020 Close your windows

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I biked Alstetten -> Schlieren at 8:45 didn't notice anything.
Yes, that makes sense.
According to the link I posted, the alarm about the fire was sounded at 8h45.
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Re: WARNING TOXIC FIRE ZURICH 29 July 2020 Close your windows

I was biking along the river, not too far from and facing the direction of RUAG. Usually I notice these kind of things.

Anyways, hopefully people are safe and the impact is negligible.

We are fortunate in CH that this isn't as common or dangerous as in other countries.
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Anyways, hopefully people are safe ....

We are fortunate in CH that this isn't as common or dangerous as in other countries.
Yes, that's been confirmed: no-one injured.
And YES, we are, indeed fortunate.

In the City of Zurich, there are 220 paid employees of the Fire Department.
They are supported by many volunteers.

Some villages in Switzerland are too small to fund their own paid fire department, and too remote to be easily accessible by the firefighters from the nearest city. In such cases, it becomes the legal duty, or at least the moral duty, of every able-bodied adult, to go to the practice runs and learn how to use all the equipment and most especially how to prevent fires.
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Re: WARNING TOXIC FIRE ZURICH 29 July 2020 Close your windows

Here's a map showing the affected area:
https://www.alert.swiss/
Click on Brand(= fire) Schlieren
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Re: WARNING TOXIC FIRE ZURICH 29 July 2020 Close your windows

Update 12:27 now showing a short video clip:
https://www.srf.ch/news/panorama/bra...ter-schliessen
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Re: WARNING TOXIC FIRE ZURICH 29 July 2020 Close your windows

Update 13:04
https://www.srf.ch/news/panorama/bra...ter-schliessen

This warning now applies only to Schlieren, and no longer to Zurich.
Stay indoors with the windows shut and switch off all air-conditioners or other devices which circulate air.
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Re: WARNING TOXIC FIRE ZURICH 29 July 2020 Close your windows

https://www.srf.ch/news/panorama/bra...ben-entwarnung

This emergency is now over. Everything's under control, thanks to the Fire Brigade.

Mods, please close the thread. Thanks.
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