Gas Leak Evacuates 3 Apartments

Gas Leak Evacuates 3 Apartments (Image 1)

Fire officials evacuated three apartments Tuesday afternoon after a gas leak was reported on the city’s north side.

About 50 people were told to leave their homes at 604 Everwood Ave. after a 2-inch plastic gas line was accidentally cut with an auger, according to Columbus firefighters.

Assisted by Columbia Gas employees, firefighters searched for the shut off valve for several hours, delaying people from reentering the building.

Firefighters cleared the scene before 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials said no one was harmed in the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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