Firefighters have ruled a house fire in Old North Columbus this morning accidental.
A neighbor spotted the fire in the 100 block of East Blake Avenue around 6:30 this morning and called 911. One resident crawled through a window to a porch roof, the second had to be carried out a window by firefighters and is in critical condition at OSU Medical Center.
Battalion Chief Steve Martin says the fire highlights how vulnerable sleepers can be.:
Martin reminds people to check their smoke alarms regularly, but Martin knows it often gets postponed. He has two pieces of advice.:
Columbus residents who need smoke alarms, need help installing them, or want their current alarms evaluated, can contact the Division of Fire for help, at (614) 724 0935