An investigation continues today into a Thursday afternoon fire at Avalon Apartments off Cusseta Road.
Columbus Fire & EMS doesn’t yet know the cause and origin of the blaze that damaged eight units in the 32-unit building.
“Right now, it’s still under investigation,” said Battalion Chief Donnie Jones. “The fire department investigators will be out there throughout the day.”
Jones said no one was injured in the blaze, including a Yorkshire Terrier discovered by a firefighter.
“It seemed to be good and healthy,” the battalion chief said. “It was returned to its owner.”
Firefighters responded to the blaze at 4:09 p.m. Thursday. They arrived minutes later to see fire and smoke coming from the top of one of the buildings, Jones said.
It took about an hour to control the fire, he added.