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Fire badly damages east Columbus home

 

Columbus Fire and Rescue teams work to put out a house fire on Eastwood Drive in Columbus Thursday evening.

Columbus Fire and Rescue teams work to put out a house fire on Eastwood Drive in Columbus Thursday evening. Photo by: Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff

 

Dispatch Staff Report

 

 

A Thursday evening fire left an east Columbus home with extensive damage, but no one was injured. 

 

Columbus Fire and Rescue responded to a call at about 6:30 p.m. to a residence at 206 Eastwood Drive, just south of Alabama Street. Four CFR trucks responded and the fire was extinguished with 15 minutes, although the home sustained considerable damage. 

 

The homeowner, Bob Wrench, said he was working on his pickup in the home's carport when the truck's carburetor caught on fire and quickly spread. In addition to damage to the home the truck and another car, also parked in the carport were damaged. 

 

Battalion Chief Scott Swain said at the scene the investigation into the fire will continue pending the report of CFR fire investigators.

 

 

 

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