Officials confirm no injuries from Bellefontaine building explosion

A building was leveled in an explosion in Bellefontaine Thursday. (WDTN Photo)

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (WDTN) – A building in Bellefontaine has been leveled by an explosion.

The explosion happened shortly after noon at the intersection of County Road 11 and County Road 18 in the city.

Fire crews from Bellefontaine and West Liberty were both called in to battle the blaze.

2 NEWS has learned the building was once a gas company and has been converted into a High Point Free Will Baptist church.

Neighbors confirm that workers that were working on a building hit a gas line in front of the church.

Officials say people in the neighborhood are not allowed to go back to their homes tonight because of the gas leak.

The explosion caused debris to fly into backyards of homes.

There are visible burns to the grass, trees and homes across the street from the explosion.

Officials confirm that there are no injuries from this explosion. 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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