Hotel guests return to rooms after gas leak

It was a rude awakening for guests at a Goodyear hotel, evacuated in the middle of the night because of a gas leak. Many of those evacuated were baseball players in town for Spring Training.

The Quality Inn and Suites near Avondale and I-10 in Goodyear was the scene of a haz-mat situation just after 2 in the morning.

"I just happened to look out the window and saw all the fire trucks, and just kept watching until they knocked on our door," said one of the displaced guests.

Southwest Gas was first on the scene. Shortly after, firefighters from Goodyear, Phoenix, and Glendale were called out. 

They went door to door warning guests of a gas leak at the hotel.

"The next thing I know I hear four knocks saying "this is the fire department, evacuate," said baseball player Clint Frazier.

"I heard "fire department," I was thinking a fire because they were pounding with a lot of urgency too, it was a little bit of an anxiety rush," said Grant Fink.

Frazier and his roommate are both Minor League Baseball players for the Cleveland Indians and are in town for Spring Training. They say they had just a few minutes to get out. Both waited out front with the rest of the team for a few hours while Southwest Gas worked on the leak.

"It's always something when we travel," said Mark Hildebrandt.

"Obviously natural gas is a combustible substance, and there is a certain range to which that would ignite," said Captain Tim Cole with Goodyear Fire.

According to the fire department the leak came from the side of the building, but gas pipes extended underneath and had to be dug out as a precaution.

Guests were let back in shortly before 5:30 in the morning.

No one complained of any injuries or sickness related to the gas leak and the cause remains under investigation.

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