Milwaukee Fire Station 9 dealing with foul odor

MILWAUKEE -- A foul odor at Milwaukee fire station number nine has forced rescue units to temporarily relocate.

The problem started at the fire house on Sherman and Mill. The strong odor made it too difficult for crews to stay in the house.

At this point, the source of the smell remains unknown. "Chief Lipski is doing an excellent job, and we're just trying to figure out where the odor is coming from. As soon as we know what it is and where it is, we'll get it taken care of, and things will be back to normal," Milwaukee Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing said.

The fire department is working with Milwaukee DPW to get to the source of the smell. So far, they don't know if the problem is hazardous.

Chief Rolfing says the relocation of rescue units will not cause any change in emergency response times.