Mysterious smell not a gas leak, officials say

Some North County residents reported a mysterious smell during the afternoon and evening of July 24, and while it may have resembled a gas leak or sulfur, authorities say it was a naturally-occurring smell from the ocean.

One fire official said around 5 p.m. that reports of a gas leak were coming in from areas along the North County Coast, and that the normal occurrence happens several times a year.

More information will be reported on as it becomes available.