Could this be the same thing? This story says 10 days ago it started for these folks~...blessings T
Neighbors Complain of 'Toxic' Smell in North Lansing
People living in one neighborhood off Martin Luther King Boulevard in North Lansing have complained about a coal-like smell that drifted into their neighborhood about 10 days ago.
"It's nasty smelling. I mean I just close the doors and hope that it doesn't affect me. I hope I don't get sick from it," said Phylis Drew.
"It's like a choking smell, you can almost feel it on your skin," said Rusty Jenkins.
They say the smell started drifting in when a massive coal pile at a storage site near their homes started smoldering.
"If you know what burning coal smells like it's pretty bad. There's yellow smoke coming off the pile," Jenkins said.
The Lansing Fire Department says the coal is on private property and it's up to the owners to take care of it. The company on that property, Conrad Yelvington
Distributors, said they needed to gather more information before talking. However, they didn't return any calls, which left neighbors frustrated and without answers.
"We have small children around here, they don't need to be smelling that," said Drew.
Jenkins pointed out that he can see the coal pile from his backyard and says the smell gets unbearable at times.
"There's been days where we've had to breath through towels and close up the whole house."
So far, Jenkins says noone has stepped up to find the source of the problem and put an end to it. That leaves him and others wondering, how much longer they have to live with a smell they say has blanketed over their neighborhood.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day~