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Odor in the Air? Report to AQMD
posted on 09/20/2017.

I smell something that smells like gas. What can I do?

Natural gas odors can be many different things including natural and man-made. If you do not believe it is from a natural gas leak* - it may be from an infrequent phenomenon from an unknown source that the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is investigating. The Fire Department is aware of this issue, and we do not believe it is an immediate life safety issue. The Fire Department is working with AQMD to promptly report the issue when it occurs. It is important that affected citizens call 1-800-CUT-SMOG or use their online complaint tool to identify the location, time, and duration of the odor. An AQMD phone app is also available for reporting purposes.

With the AQMD continuing to receive complaints, they have increased their investigation efforts. In addition, the agency has created a detailed informational page on their website which provides the status of their investigation. You are encouraged to access this link for further details http://www.aqmd.gov/home/news-events/community-investigations/coastal-area-odor-complaint-response-information

Call 911 promptly if you suspect the gas odor is eminently dangerous to life or your property.

*If you believe there is a natural gas leak in your home or business, immediately evacuate the area and from a safe location, call Southern California Gas Company (1-800-427-2200).

 View the Coastal Area Odors Ad Hoc Committee page. 


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