gas leak

Mary Schwalm / Associated Press

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating Columbia Gas of Ohio's parent company NiSource after gas-related explosions and fires in north of Boston killed one person and injured about 20 others.

Columbus Zoo

Columbus Zoo officials say the zoo will remain closed for the rest of Friday, due to repairs on a gas line inside the main gate.  

Investigators Say Gas Leak Fueled Home Explosion

Nov 9, 2017
Esther Honig / WOSU

A natural gas leak contributed to the home explosion in southeastern Franklin County that killed a woman, but the exact cause of the leak is still unknown.

Esther Honig / WOSU

A home in Madison Township exploded early Monday morning, killing one person and seriously injuring another. According to local residents, the explosion did not come without warning.

Columbia Gas crews are working to repair a natural gas line that leaked and caught fire Monday.

About 1,300 Columbus homes were without service Tuesday morning after crews shut down the line just after midnight.

Columbia Gas spokesman Steve Jablonski says the fire was put out and people could return to their homes.

The Columbus Fire Department closed roads and evacuated homes in the area Monday. About 60 people were asked to leave.

Jablonski says the line could be repaired by early afternoon.