Evacuation lifted in Fairborn neighborhood after natural gas leak

Updated Jan 23, 2018

UPDATE @ 1:15 p.m. 

Residents of a Fairborn neighborhood have been allowed to return to their homes following a large gas leak on Brehm Boulevard. 

Vectren crews will help residents reignite their furnace pilot lights, officials said. 

UPDATE @ 1:05 p.m. 

Vectren crews continue to work in a Fairborn neighborhood where a construction crew struck a natural gas line Tuesday. 

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A work crew was digging out a basement for a new home on Brehm Boulevard when the gas line was hit, David Reichert, Division Chief of Operations for the Fairborn Fire Department said. 

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At least 10 homes in the area of the gas leak were evacuated out of caution and the evacuation is expected to last for a few hours, Reichert estimated. 

The source of the leak was quickly located and Vectren crews are working to shut the gas off and make repairs. 

No injuries have been reported. 

UPDATE @ 12:20 p.m. 

At least 10 homes were evacuated after a construction worker, digging the basement for a new home, hit a natural gas main line, causing a large gas leak on Brehm Boulevard in Fairborn, according to fire officials. 

Some of the homes are unoccupied or under construction, according to investigators. 

No injuries have been reported. 

We’ll update this page as new details become available. 

Marshall Gorby/Staff


Multiple fire crews have responded to reports of a large gas leak on Brehm Boulevard in Fairborn Tuesday. 

Initial reports indicate a contractor struck a main natural gas line, causing the leak. 

Reports indicate firefighters are conducting evacuations in the neighborhood. 

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