A historic home built in 1911 went up in flames after a fire ignited at 2909 10th Ave. today, Columbus fire officials said.
No one was injured in the 12:21 p.m. fire that gutted the wood-framed house, said Battalion Chief Bryan Watson of the Columbus Department of Fire & Emergency Medical Services. An elderly woman and her three dogs were able to get out of the burning house.
Watson said five fire trucks and almost two dozen firefighters battled the blaze that shot flames and heavy smoke more than 30 feet into the air.
“It was totally involved when we got here and it was through the roof,” Watson said. “Then a portion of the roof collapsed while we were inside. I had to get them out of there.”
Watson said it took firefighters at least 30 minutes to get the blaze under control. Nearby, residents spilled outside of their homes while firefighters dumped more water on the fire.
A fire investigator was on the scene of the fire but no cause or damage estimate was available.
After the fire was doused and under control, some firefighters remained on the scene to battle any smoldering hot spots in the attic of the house.