Columbus fire: 6-year-old tells family about apartment fire; no one hurt in Wilson Homes blaze

A 6-year-old spotted a fire in a Wilson Homes bedroom Tuesday afternoon, told her family and helped get everyone to safety, Columbus Fire & EMS officials said.

No one was hurt in the fire that damaged an apartment in the housing project off Veterans Parkway, just south of 35th Street, said Capt. Jeff Victor.

The fire started about 6 p.m. in a second-story bedroom.

“She saw the fire start,” Victor said of the young girl. “She came down and told her mom. She saw it start behind a dresser.”

The family got to safety and firefighters began battling the blaze. It took amount 10 minutes to control the flames, Victor said.

“We put a pretty quick stop to it,” the captain added. “Once again, the Columbus firefighters did an excellent job.”

No other families were displaced by the fire. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, Victor said.