San Diego Fire-Rescue tracks foul smell in La Jolla

Posted at 4:12 PM, Mar 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-29 17:02:42-04

LA JOLLA, Calif. (KGTV) - A flurry of reports about a foul odor in the La Jolla and Clairemont neighborhoods had San Diego Fire-Rescue crews busy Wednesday afternoon.

Crews had at least six calls about possible gas leaks starting about 3:30 p.m. Three calls came from La Jolla, a fourth was just east of U.C. San Diego, a fifth call in University City, and a sixth came from Clairemont. 

Firefighters found no evidence of a gas leak. Initially, a spokesperson for the Fire Department said she believed the smell could be coming from a kelp bloom off La Jolla. But hours later, she said the Fire Department was unable to determine the source.

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