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Strange Odor Results In Downtown Bank Evacuation

Chillicothe Fire Fighters were called to a downtown bank at about 1:00 pm on a report of a strange smell.  The employee’s of the bank and other businesses in the building were evacuated.  Fire crews responded to the scene and detected a possible gas smell and called Empire Gas.  The gas company responded and found no leak.

According the Fire Chief Darrel Wright, the odor was coming from a clogged drain.

A plumber was called and they have since cleared and closed off the drain.  At about 3:00 pm, the fire department began using fans to clear the odor from the building, which was expected to take an additional hour.