Chemical reaction causes yellow cloud, nasty smell near Jupiter Farms

Chemical reaction causes yellow cloud, nasty smell near Jupiter Farms

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Special Operations Team is investigating a yellow cloud and nasty smell caused by a chemical reaction in the Palm Beach Country Estates and Jupiter Farms area.

At 1:34 p.m. crews responded to reports of a yellow cloud.

According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, the cloud was caused by a contractor working on a well.

When the contractor poured acid into the well, a chemical reaction occurred and the cloud and smell formed. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said the reaction caused a minor boom as well.

This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.

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