DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Residents were forced to evacuate their homes Wednesday after someone hit a gas line in Dayton.

According to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch, someone was digging near 35 Richmond Avenue just after 12:30 p.m. when they hit a gas line, causing gas to leak.

Many residents in the area had to evacuate their homes for safety. The leak remains active an hour and a half later.

Dayton Fire Department and Centerpoint Energy are on the scene.

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