Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Strong perfume spurs Hazmat response

Strong perfume spurs Hazmat response

"Calgon, take me away — in an ambulance.

D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched shortly after 1 p.m. Friday to the corner of New York and Florida avenues Northeast, near Gallaudet University. Several people were complaining of a "foul odor," said fire department spokesman Alan Etter.

The department's hazardous materials squad responded but found nothing harmful. They did, however, track down the offending odor: A woman with exceptionally strong body spray."

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