Home-Brewed Beer Odor Prompts Evacuation

2 People Become Ill From Fumes

A stinky home beer-brewing kit prompted a brief evacuation Monday at a Colorado Springs apartment complex.

Authorities told KRDO-TV that two people working at the Hyde Park Apartments, at 2414 Tremont St., encountered what they said was a noxious smell when they entered one apartment Monday. The workers felt ill, and, fearing that the odors might be coming from a meth drug lab, Colorado Springs firefighters were called to clear part of the apartment complex.

The station reported that the odor came from a home beer-brewing kit, and residents were allowed back inside less than an hour later.

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