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California - San Francisco cites Russian diplomats over mystery smoke

Published on: September 12, 2017 10:30 PM
By: AP
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In this photo taken Sept. 1, 2017, black smoke rises from the roof at the Consulate-General of Russia in San Francisco. San Francisco's air board is citing Russian diplomats over the mysterious black smoke that wafted out of their consulate here in the hours after the United States ordered it shut down. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)In this photo taken Sept. 1, 2017, black smoke rises from the roof at the Consulate-General of Russia in San Francisco. San Francisco's air board is citing Russian diplomats over the mysterious black smoke that wafted out of their consulate here in the hours after the United States ordered it shut down. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

California - San Francisco’s air board has cited Russian diplomats after smoke from fires wafted out of a consulate that was ordered shut by the U.S. government earlier this month.

Spokeswoman Lisa Fasano of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District says her agency mailed the citation Tuesday involving the now-closed Russian consulate.

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The U.S. State Department ordered the Russian consulate shuttered in an ongoing diplomatic dispute.

Smoke poured out of the consulate’s chimney on Sept. 1 as Russian diplomats packed to leave. The Russians refused assistance from firefighters.

The air board spokeswoman says the diplomats were cited for burning garbage, which is illegal year-round in San Francisco. Fasano says inspectors do not know what material was burned.

Calls to the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., for comment went unanswered after-hours.



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 Sep 13, 2017 at 10:14 AM Anonymouse Says:

Burning garbage? More likely burning classified documents.

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 Sep 13, 2017 at 02:30 PM Anonymous Says:

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Burning garbage? More likely burning classified documents.

exactly...

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