A test core drilling procedure taken place at Ruth Moyer Elementary has caused a precautionary evacuation of the Fort Thomas Swim Club by the Fort Thomas Police and Fort Thomas Fire fighters.
Bluegrass Geothermal was doing a procedure which was part of the new Ruth Moyer Elementary renovation when they hit a gas pocket at 440 feet into the earth. "The pocket caused gases to disperse into the atmosphere," said Fire Chief Mark Bailey. "We evacuated the swim club as a purely precautionary measure. There is no danger whatsoever."
Bailey said that he was not sure how long it would take for the gases to disburse or whether or not the swim club would be ready to open tomorrow morning.
Fort Thomas Police Officer, Emily Leising said that the department will staff a officer at the scene throughout the night.