Columbus Fire & EMS is currently battling a fire at Whisperwood Apartments.
At least three fire trucks are on the scene at the complex on 6300 Milgen Road. The fire is near apartment numbers 1283-1286, which is close to the Milgen Road entrance at the complex.
Columbus police are also on the scene.
Officials are urging residents to stay away from the scene.
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Edrica Edwards and Chelsea Anderson, who live at Whisperwood, said they were in their apartment when two young boys alerted them about the fire. Edwards said the boys told her there were tires in the woods behind the apartment building nearby.
Edwards said they asked her to call 911 and she did.
“By the time I came out, the roof was on fire there on the left side,” Edwards said. “Through time, it started expanding and spreading.”
Anderson said she’s just grateful that no one was seriously injured in the blaze.
“I’m glad everyone was safe,” Anderson said. “I’m glad everyone was able to make it out.”
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