“We just want to be back in our home,” Family stuck in hotel after gas is detected 

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OKLAHOMA - A family has been displaced from their home for weeks due to what they believe to be a gas leak. 

Though it was discovered in late April, they're still stick in a hotel room unable to return.

Surrounded by fencing and flags, the land around Kara Purvis' home is almost unrecognizable.

"It's just disgusting," she said. "There's a bunch of holes. There's mud throughout our house and everything."

But, it's hardly home anymore.

Since late April, Purvis has called a tiny hotel on the southwest side home.

It all started when she and others caught a whiff of something foul.

"When we very first moved into our house, sir, we had smelled gas, and we had called Oklahoma Natural Gas," Purvis said.

At the advice of ONG, Purvis, her husband and her brother-in-law packed up for what they thought would be brief vacation.

"I thought we would only be gone for a couple days," Purvis said. "So, at first, I had only grabbed a few clothes and just stuff that we needed."

Then, a week passed, then two then four.

The yard surrounding her home is now filled with holes, while the family is filled with questions.

But, answers aren't readily available.

Officials with ONG said they've determined they are not responsible for the gas and the investigation is now in the hands of the Corporation Commission.

Officials with the Commission say, they're in need of more information from ONG.

Purvis is now left waiting, while officials try to find the cause.

"We just want to be back in our home," she said.

ONG has been paying for the families stay in their hotel room throughout the process.

There's no word yet on exactly what type of gas may be involved. 

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