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House Fire Highlights Need For Safeguards

Jan 16, 2020

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