Los Angeles fire officials and police received reports of a smell of gas in the 500 block of S. Venice Boulevard.
SoCalGas employees were notified and deployed to assist in the investigation, according to LAFD officials.
We are aware of an area odor in the Venice and Santa Monica neighborhoods. Our crews are working to determine the source.— SoCalGas (@socalgas) April 13, 2018
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The agencies worked to find the source of the odor and later said that upon investigation, the smell was determined to be "natural" and no gas leak was detected.
LAFD officials said meters used to test for gases detected only the presence of methane, believed to be coming from the ocean.
No injuries were reported in the incident.