Gas release contained in Fairborn


FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – All roads have reopened after crews worked quickly to contain a gas release in Fairborn.

Fairborn fire officials say gas pressure built up in a a large line that runs behind the fire station on Commerce Center Boulevard.

The build-up caused a valve to release gas into the air to relieve the pressure. Vectren officials say the line operated as designed.

It took Vectren crews and firefighters about 30 minutes to make sure the line was secure and all of the pressure was relieved.

Dayton Regional Hazmat was called to the scene as a precaution due to the size of the gas line.

Several surrounding roads were shut down due to the gas release, but all roads are reopened now.

No one was evacuated, although several people were asked to shelter in place as crews evaluated the scene.

One person was taken to the hospital due to nausea caused by the gas fumes.

Vectren officials say the gas smell may have been stronger in this case to the weather conditions.

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