Oct 7, 2011 11:53 AM by AP
BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - Officials in a Colorado city are blaming a sewage spill that damaged homes on jail inmates who flushed things down cell toilets.
The city of Brighton and Adams County say they'll pay for the cleanup for some of the homeowners.
Resident Audrey Gress says part of her home had to be stripped to the frame to eliminate the contamination. She says sewage poured in from the air vents, filling her basement and bathrooms.
KCNC-TV reports (http://cbsloc.al/pfsFCu ) that the city says it wasn't aware of the sewage line problems until the line got clogged.
City officials say the spill came from the Adams County Jail because inmates were stuffing things in toilets. They didn't elaborate or say how many homes were damaged.
Brighton is about 25 miles northeast of Denver, and about 55 miles south of Fort Collins.