Gas Leak Forced Evacuations Near OSU Campus

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UPDATED: Saturday August 23, 2014 7:31 PM

A gas leak near the Ohio State University campus forced the evacuations of several homes and businesses Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters said a passerby spotted the gas mixed with dust coming up from behind a North High Street business.
    
For the safety of those in the area, firefighters evacuated the buildings between 12th and Chittenden Avenues and High and Pearl Streets.

It took firefighters more than two hours to contain the leak.

Columbia Gas is investigating what caused the line to break.

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