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House on fire on Neill Drive

Witness describes scene of Sunday afternoon fire

Columbus firefighters responded Sunday afternoon to a house fire in the 1200 block of Neill Drive in Columbus. The fire began shortly after 2 p.m. Smoke could be seen from several miles away. Sandra Smith describes the scene when she and her boyfr
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Columbus firefighters responded Sunday afternoon to a house fire in the 1200 block of Neill Drive in Columbus. The fire began shortly after 2 p.m. Smoke could be seen from several miles away. Sandra Smith describes the scene when she and her boyfr

Fire Department personnel spent part of Sunday afternoon battling a house fire in the 1200 block of Neill Drive in Columbus.

The house is a one level wood structure.

Flames poured out of the building on the street located between Hamilton Road and Veterans Parkway.

The fire began shortly after 2 p.m.

Multiple fire department units were on the scene and at 2:30 appeared to be getting the fire under control.

The thick smoke could be seen from four miles away.

It appears the fire began in a garage and spread to the house and into the rafters.

Sandra Smith was driving by when she saw the fire and called 911.

She and her fiancee saw a woman, believed to be in her 50s, standing in the doorway.

Smith said the woman wanted to go back in the house.

“My fiancee wouldn’t let her,” Smith said

Chuck Williams: 706-571-8510, @chuckwilliams

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