At about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3, the Southern California Gas Company began to receive numerous reports of an odor thought to be natural gas over a large area of Highland. SoCalGas dispatched over a dozen crew members to the reported locations to test air samples and found no indication of natural gas.

Reports of the odor were made at the intersections of Greenspot Road and Boulder Avenue, the Lowe's shopping center at Fifth Street and the 210 freeway, Palm Avenue and Fifth Street, Base Line and Central Avenue and along Victoria Avenue.

For each report, SoCalGas inspects the home or business to confirm that it is not an unsafe situation. If unsafe gas is detected crews remain at the scene until the problem has been addressed.

According to SoCalGas, as of 6 p.m. on Wednesday the source of the area odor had not been determined and the odor had dissipated.

The gas company recommends customers who suspect a gas leak to first safely evacuate the area before calling the SoCalGas 24-hour, 7-day hotline (800) 427-2200, or 911.

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