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Fire crews unable to identify mysterious haze

Fire crews were unable to determine the cause for a haze that lingered in the Toledo area Sunday. Fire crews were unable to determine the cause for a haze that lingered in the Toledo area Sunday.

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - A mysterious haze that drifted across portions of Toledo Sunday remains a mystery, but it sure got people talking.

Hundreds of people saw the haze settle across western portions of the city, as well as in some western suburbs. It was noticeable to people driving on Interstate 475 around 5 p.m. last night.    

People described it as a thick sort of smoke. Some said it had a slight chemical smell to it.

The Toledo Fire Department fielded a number of calls about the haze. Firefighters were dispatched to the Nebraska-Reynolds area to look for a source. Despite spending about 20 minutes searching for a cause, they could not locate the origin. 

The Springfield Township Fire Department also checked the Angola-McCord area but were unable to find a source.

Experts with the city of Toledo's Environmental Services Department said they were not called to investigate.

"I would like to think with the number of people that called in, that somebody would have seen something, that a source would have been detected, but unfortunately, we were unable to make contact with any citizens that may have seen any source or anything that would have created this," said Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld of Toledo Fire and Rescue.

Despite the inconvenience, Toledo fire officials report no signs of adverse effects or illness resulting from this smoke. A cause still remains up in the air.

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