Vectren is completing repairs to a gas line in the 700 block of Cottage Avenue after a company installing fiber optic conduit line ruptured a gas line at about 9:35 a.m. this morning.

Columbus Fire Department spokesman Mike Wilson said the gas line was capped off at 10:17 a.m. and Vectren would need about an hour to make repairs to gas service at a home at 703 Cottage Ave.

Firefighters and Columbus police officers evacuated residents from six homes near the gas leak, and checked each one with a gas meter before allowing residents back inside, Wilson said. No injuries were reported.

Delmar Moore, left, and Billie Ebenkamp watch as Columbus firefighters evacuate residents along Seventh Street near Cottage Avenue after a reported gas leak. Photo by Mike Wolanin
Delmar Moore, left, and Billie Ebenkamp watch as Columbus firefighters evacuate residents along Seventh Street near Cottage Avenue after a reported gas leak. Photo by Mike Wolanin

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