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Lexington firefighters say air quality around BG Stockyards mostly normal following large fire

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(Photo courtesy of the Lexington Fire Department) (Photo courtesy of the Lexington Fire Department)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Lexington firefighters say air quality around BlueGrass Stockyards is mostly normal following a large fire.

That's according to a post on social media from Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. 

Lexington officials are monitoring the air quality after the city's largest fire in 33 years.

People with respiratory problems are encouraged to stay inside with doors and windows closed.

The fire was first reported Saturday afternoon at BlueGrass Stockyards and spread to several other businesses.

Firefighters are expected to be on scene for the rest of the week.

Mayor Gray, Gov. Matt Bevin and state agricultural officials were surveying the damage Monday morning.

Tests show some neighborhoods have elevated levels of fine solids.

Investigators, including those from ATF, are still trying to figure out what caused the fire.

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