Officials Confirm Natural Gas Leak in Bellaire


A scary situation for employees in Belmont County after a natural gas leak causes an evacuation on Monday.

Four people at Northern & Eastern County Court in Bellaire reported smelling a distinct odor causing them to get headaches and feel nauseated.

According to Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department, no one was injured or needed medical treatment.

“We got a call on a heavy gas leak. Upon arrival, a really bad odor of gas. We shut the gas off and ventilated,” said 2nd Lt. Of Bellaire VFD, Richard Smith.

Columbia Gas was called in to take over the investigation. However, there is no word on what caused the leak at this time. 

Stay with 7News as new details become available.

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