Gas leak prompts evacuation of Vandalia hotel

Gas leak at Knights Inn in Vandalia. (WDTN Photo/Josh Ames)
Gas leak at Knights Inn in Vandalia. (WDTN Photo/Josh Ames)

VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) – A Vandalia hotel was evacuated after a reported gas leak Thursday night.

Guests at the Knight’s Inn/Travelodge in the 7200 block of Poe Avenue were told to get out of the building around 7:45 p.m.

One person was checked out at the scene, but was not taken to the hospital.

Firefighters are now determining the source of the leak after ventilating the building.

The Knight’s Inn will remain closed for the night.  The guests staying there were all given rooms on the Travelodge side of the hotel.  So, everyone is back in a room for the night. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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