- Associated Press - Thursday, August 21, 2014

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Belleville fire authorities say they’ve extinguished a yoga studio fire after a woman used a smoke bomb to drive squirrels out of the walls.

Belleville Fire Department Chief Tom Pour tells the Belleville News-Democrat (https://bit.ly/1tsTpLy ) that a woman underestimated the flame from a smoke bomb on Wednesday. He says the Surya Rakta Wellness building caught fire when she pulled some siding away to let the smoke in the wall.

The woman quickly called 911 and firefighters doused the fire. No injuries were reported.

Pour says the smoke bomb was only intended for outdoor use to chase animals out of holes in a lawn.

Fire officials didn’t identify the woman. The newspaper’s calls to the yoga studio weren’t returned Wednesday.


Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, https://www.bnd.com

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