This past Saturday (November 9th) marks three years since the huge fire that engulfed the Bethlehem Steel plant site on Route 5 in Lackawanna.

The black smoke from the fire could be seen from miles away and caused the town to evacuate nearby homes for a couple of days while the fire was contained and the threat of future fires and air quality was contained.

According to WKBW, fighting the fire and the aftermath cost the cities of Lackawanna and Buffalo hundreds of thousands of dollars. That from fighting the fire, cleanup and paying overtime.

I was still in college at Buffalo State that November and I remember seeing the smoke from North Buffalo. I lived in Hamburg at the time, so I had to take the congested 90 west because of Route 5 was closed from Ridge Road to Lake Avenue.

This fire will always be a memorable event in recent years here in WNY.

Read more at WKBW.