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HFD Receives Multiple Calls about Gas Odor in Houston

CenterPoint Energy says its investigation concluded there wasn’t a natural gas leak, although crews were responding to calls received about the incident

The Houston Fire Department received Wednesday multiple calls about a gas odor the city, although CenterPoint Energy said its crews hadn’t detected any natural gas leaks.

HFD said on Twitter the calls about the odor came from northeast Houston, but there were also reports about the odor originating downtown, or north of downtown, and moving to the south and the southwest.

An HFD spokesperson told News 88.7 around 3:20 p.m. that the source of the odor hadn’t been detected at that point.

A spokesperson with CenterPoint Energy said around 4:20 p.m. the company was investigating but had concluded there wasn’t a natural gas leak, although crews were responding to calls received about the incident.

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Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz

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Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz is originally from Madrid (Spain). He worked for several years in his home country and gained experience in all platforms of journalism, from wire services to print, as well as broadcast and digital reporting. In 2001, Al came to the United States to pursue a Master’s degree...

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