Saturday , 22 October 2016 File Photo (photo by Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News) File Photo (photo by Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

Victor Valley Residents Reporting a Funky Smell

VICTOR VALLEY – Residents woke up on Saturday morning wondering why the Victor Valley appeared foggy with a funky smell.

The strong smell of smoke can likely be attributed to a vegetation fire that started last night in the city of San Bernardino. The fire dubbed Little Mountain burned approximately 40 acres near the 215 freeway and University Parkway.

Early Saturday morning the San Diego National Weather Service issued an advisory of a line of thunderstorms that began over Arizona last night and could reach the Coachella Valley and San Diego County deserts.

“This could result in reduced visibility and blowing dust, locally heavy rain and cloud to ground lightning.”

So, the “rotten-egg” smell you’ve noticed is likely a result of the Salton Sea. This happens every time strong winds blow towards the west.

As of 10:00 a.m. the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District has not issued any advisories for the Victor Valley.

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About Hugo C Valdez

Hugo Valdez has lived in the Victor Valley for over 25 years. His strength is community visionary and leadership. He founded Victor Valley News in 2012 in the effort to bring more awareness and fellowship to the local residents. He has a background in marketing/advertising under his belt. To reach Hugo, send an e-mail to or call him at (760) 998-1598.

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