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Crews investigating gasoline odor in Kenosha

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Emergency crews have been investigating numerous reports of a strong odor coming from an abandoned sewer line in Kenosha.

Authorities and a hazardous materials team went to the incident near the Kenosha County Public Safety Building on Thursday afternoon.

Ed St. Peter, general manager of the Kenosha Water Utility, said a gasoline odor was first reported last week and tracked to a manhole outside the Public Safety Building.

Authorities evacuated streets and nearby parking lots on Thursday, and told all nonessential employees in the building to leave. The building was closed to the public as a precaution.

The Kenosha News reports authorities were still trying to find the odor’s source Thursday evening, but there was no public threat and city water is safe to drink.

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