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Update: Emergency Services identifies suspected cause of gas-like smell

May 30, 2019 11:48 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Red Deer Emergency Services has found the suspected cause of the gas-like odour in Red Deer.

After investigation, it is believed that equipment delivered to a yard in Edgar Industrial Park earlier this week is the source of the odour. The company is working to mitigate the smell. Red Deer Emergency Services is working with Alberta Environment to determine how long the odour may persist.

The odour does not appear to be dangerous, however if residents are feeling ill as result of the smell, they are advised to call Health Link at 8-1-1.

A special air quality statement is in effect for Red Deer due to wildfire smoke from Northern Alberta. Please also call Health Link at 8-1-1 if you are experiencing symptoms from wildfire smoke. 

For more information, contact:

John Gelinas
Deputy Fire Chief Administration
The City of Red Deer
403-356-2310

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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