No one was injured in a mobile home fire that happened early this morning on St. Marys Road, authorities said.
The fire at Oak Hill Mobile Home Park, 3536 St. Marys Road, gutted the home of two women who were inside at the time, though no one was hurt and no other buildings were damaged, said Columbus Fire & EMS Battalion Chief Bryan Watson.
"When we pulled up, it was fully involved," Watson said of the flames. "I could see it from MLK."
Firefighters got the call to the fire at 6:17 a.m. The first unit was on the scene four minutes later, Watson said.
Marco Gutierrez, who lives nearby, stood in the freezing air watching the flames reach into the sky.
"(The flames went) maybe 20 or 35 feet," he added.
It took firefighters about 30 to 45 minutes to control the blaze. Investigators don't know what caused the fire, though Watson said it appears to have started in the center of the mobile home.
"We're going to be here for awhile," Watson added.
Firefighters are currently checking the home for hidden fires. Heavy smoke still issued from a massive hole on one side of the home about 8 a.m., but there were no visible flames. The closest building, which appeared undamaged, was about three feet away.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.