Adult, 3 children sickened by leak at daycare

Gas leak forces evacuations at Butler Twp. daycare. (WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles)
Gas leak forces evacuations at Butler Twp. daycare. (WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles)

BUTLER TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – A suspected gas leak prompted an evacuation at a Butler Township daycare.

Fire crews were called to Grandma’s Child Development at 8711 North Dixie Drive around 9:00 a.m. Monday.

The owner called for help after smelling something strange. She thought the source might be from construction that was completed over the weekend.

It turned out that firefighters say there was a high level of carbon monoxide in the building. They say it was enough to make people feel sick.

One adult and three children were taken to the hospital to be checked out.

There were about 10 children and few other adults in the building at the time.

The daycare is now closed for the day.

Our Natalie Tendall is digging into whether daycares like Grandma’s Child Development have any requirements to install carbon monoxide detectors.  She’ll also let you know what she found out about the Butler Township center’s latest inspection.  All this on FIVE on 2 at 5. 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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