Fire heavily damages a portion of Columbus apartment building

  • Source: Columbus Dispatch - Metered Site
  • Published: 05/13/2019 05:44 PM

A two-alarm fire heavily damaged a two-story apartment building Monday evening at an upscale apartment complex on Columbus’ Northeast Side. Flames were shooting from a second-floor unit at the Fairway Lakes apartment complex when the first Columbus firefighters arrived in response to calls to 911 that began at 6:38 p.m., police dispatch said. A second alarm was immediately issued and a deck gun on one of the fire trucks was quickly deployed on the fire. No injuries requiring medical transport were reported, but firefighters were still combing the building at 8 p.m. for pets that may not have escaped and any hot spots, said Battalion Chief Steve Martin. Fire gutted the interior and roof of a second-floor corner apartment on the 5900 block of Fallston Court where the fire appeared to have began. The fire then burned along and through the roof of the 12-unit apartment building, exposing several other second-floor apartments to fire damage as well as water and smoke damage that also affected units below.


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