Police, firefighters, and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 1:40 a.m. Sunday, May 16, 2021 to a report of a gas odor or other odor near a basement wall in the block of 400 South Waterman Avenue in Arlington Heights. Firefighters checked the interior of the house with a gas detection meter and found no reading for natural gas.
The odor turned out to be skunk-related; not natural gas. There was a very strong odor of skunk in the area hanging in the air and encompassing the entire neighborhood at the time of the call. The odor was assumed to be caused by a skunk.
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