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.