ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Haze from an insecticide forced the evacuation of a building at Bear Creek Apartments.
Firefighters evacuated the building on Marion Road Southeast shortly before 1 p.m. Monday. Firefighters found Pyrocide 100, a mild insecticide, caused the haze. Earlier Monday, a contractor used the insecticide to fumigate several apartments. The insecticide somehow found its way into the hallways.
"Our level of concern is relatively low," said Deputy Chief Steve Belau with the Rochester Fire Department. "But, of course, we did not know that upon arriving here because the contractor doing the work was not present on site and didn't leave any information about what was being used."
As of 5:50 p.m., all occupants were allowed to return to their units after crews ventilated the apartment building.
No injuries were reported.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is investigating the incident.
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