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DES MOINES (AP) -

MidAmerican Energy officials say they believe too much odorant added to a natural gas line caused more than 100 people to reports the smell in their Des Moines homes.

The reports were made Friday morning. MidAmerican spokeswoman Ruth Comer says crews were sent out to resolve the issue.

She also noted that Friday was likely the first time residents were turning on their furnace for this season.

She says if a line hasn't been in use for a while, the odorant can build up.

Natural gas does not have an odor, so gas companies add the odorant to allow people to detect a dangerous leak.

Comer says residents were not in any danger from the smell.
 

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