Natural gas leak evacuates multiple businesses in Huber Heights

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A natural gas leak reported Tuesday afternoon evacuated multiple businesses in Huber Heights.

The gas leak was reported at 3:08 p.m. at 7777 Old Troy Pike, according to Huber Heights police dispatch.

It was cleared shortly after 4 p.m.

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Businesses temporarily evacuated included Spectrum, Red Wing Shoes, Five Guys and Chipotle.

CenterPoint Energy, formerly Vectren, has been called to the scene.

Natural gas is colorless and odorless in its natural state, which is why a harmless chemical called mercaptan is added to give gas its distinctive odor.