Mysterious smell covers Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — People across Tulsa said they smelled something strange in the air Monday night, but officials told FOX23 that they don't know what's causing the odor.

Area residents took to social media to voice their complaints about the smell, which they described as similar to gasoline or burning rubber.

Officials at Oklahoma Natural Gas said they also received complaints about the smell Monday, but they said they did not find the odor's source.

FOX23 reached out to Tulsa fire officials, who said they couldn't find the source either.

FOX23 Chief Meteorologist James Aydelott said that winds in the area could bring the smell of "industry" from an area refinery across the city.

When FOX23 reached out to the refinery, officials said they did not know what was causing the smell, but they said they would look into their facility to see if something there could be behind it.

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