Members of Monroe and Noble County’s fire and emergency crews search for a gas leak near the Noble County line on State Route 78 Thursday, Aug. 9. What perhaps appeared to be associated with new oil and gas construction turned out to be a tiny leak in an old pipe.

Gas leak creates spectacle on State Route 78

A small gas leak caused quite a scene on State Route 78 almost to Noble County Thursday, Aug. 9.

A call was placed to Noble County authorities about a gas odor that evening, and Summerfield Fire Department was dispatched to search the area. Phil Keevert of Monroe County EMA received the call, and he and Monroe County units headed to Lewisville to investigate.

According to Keevert, 10-12 men and seven to ten trucks

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