Foul smell caused by low tides

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Foul smell caused by low tides

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Cutriss

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Low tides may have been responsible for a foul, sulfur-like smell that was reported across Bellingham yesterday afternoon.

Reports of the odor started at the Clark Point and the Chuckanut area around 5:00 p.m. and continued across the city as the Southeast winds moved the stench.

Bellingham fire crews and gas companies were sent out to investigate the source of the odor.

Whatcom Unified Emergency Management says reports similar to this have been placed in prior months and were blamed on low tides, and the smell coming off of the tidal beds.