Work crew strikes natural gas line in Xenia; worker hospitalized

UPDATE @ 11:38 a.m.:

Some residents of a Xenia neighborhood will be allowed to return to their homes within the hour after a natural gas leak from a main line was contained, according to firefighters.

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The leak forced occupants of five homes near Vermont and Colorado drives in Xenia to be evacuated after the leak was reported around 10 a.m. Officials said a maintenance worker struck the gas main, causing the leak.

The worker was transported to an area hospital for observation, according to firefighters.

Fire officials said natural gas service disruptions to neighboring homes are not anticipated.


Fire and utility crews are working to contain a natural gas leak on Vermont Drive in Xenia, according to dispatchers.

Crews responded to the area of Vermont and Colorado drives in Xenia around 10 a.m. Monday on reports of a natural gas leak.

Initial reports indicate some nearby homes have been evacuated, however dispatchers could not confirm those reports.

There have been no initial reports of injuries.

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this story as we learn more.

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