Fire breaks out at Columbus apartment complex hours after court order forces evictions

  • Source: WSYX-TV ABC 6
  • Published: 08/09/2018 06:35 PM

Residents of a Columbus apartment complex said they received very little notice to find a new place to live Thursday, after finding out their complex will be shut down Friday after an emergency court order. The scene became even more dramatic when a fire started at the complex hours after that order was given. "It's really gotten bad," said tenant Janice Lanning. "People with their alcohol came, then the drugs came and then the prostitution came." Janice Lanning has lived at the apartments at 563 South Hague Avenue in the Hilltop for the last four years. "I've been robbed nine times," said Lanning. She said she keeps trying to move, but feels she wouldn't be able to afford anywhere else. "I try to mind my own business most of the time and stay out of it," said Lanning. "But, I don't even have my grandchildren here because it's not safe."


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