Deerfield, That Smoke in Your Basement May Not Be Cause for Alarm

The village is doing smoke testing this week. As always, call 911 in case of emergency.

Deerfield is currently conducting smoke testing throughout town, which means you may see smoke where you normally wouldn’t expect — or want — it to be.

“There is a distinct possibility you may see a white smoke coming from your basement or the sewer drains outside on your street,” the fire department wrote on its Facebook page.

Smoke testing is done on sewer systems to identify places where there are unintended openings, which allow the smoke to escape.

The fire department advises that you call the fire department if you see smoke because they know where the testing is being done. Always call 911 if there’s an emergency.

Don't miss any Deerfield news. Get our free daily newsletter in your e-mail, "Like" us on Facebook and find us on Twitter.


Jon Hall July 16, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Or it may be from your as yet unbanned electronic hash oil e-cigarette.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »