Rockford Fire, HAZMAT evacuate apartment complex due to ‘suspicious odor’

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — An apartment complex was evacuated Monday morning after residents complained of a suspicious odor.

Rockford Fire and HAZMAT teams evacuated residents from the building, located in the 900 block of Haskell Avenue, at 11:38 a.m.

Officials blocked off the street at the Whitman intersection.

Residents said the odor was coming from the third floor, which is occupied by only one tenant.

A woman who lives in the apartment told our reporter the odor caused a burning sensation in her lungs and caused another resident to vomit.

Rockford Fire officials said they conducted an air test and also tested a suspicious substance, but nothing toxic was discovered.

Residents were re-admitted to the complex at 2:13 p.m.

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