Over 175 People Sick After Idaho Bug-Bomb Release

Chemical used to kill bugs in a nearby field drifted over a drive-in movie theater.


| Monday, November 1, 2010


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Bug Bomb Affects Idaho Drive-In

Over 175 people treated.
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PARMA, Idaho - Emergency workers treated more than 175 people at a triage center set up in the southwestern Idaho city of Parma after a chemical used to kill bugs in a nearby field drifted over a drive-in movie theater.

Officials tell KTVB-TV that five people had to be transported to a hospital for additional treatment on Saturday after movie-goers at the Motor Vu drive-in theater started experiencing a burning sensation in their eyes.

The theater was offering a Trunk-or-Treat event and then played a monster movie, but participants ended up being evacuated to a fire house.

Parma Fire District Fire Chief James Cook says emergency crews were also affected by the chemical.

Authorities say a fumigant used on a nearby field to kill bugs on Friday south of the drive-in caused the problems.


Information from: KTVB-TV, http://www.ktvb.com/

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Bug Bomb Affects Idaho Drive-In

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