A 14-year-old girl escaped a fire last night in her family’s home on 16th Street.
Capt. Mike Wilson, spokesman for the Columbus Fire Department says that firefighters were called to the home in the 500 block at just before 9 p.m. last night.
Firefighters had the fire out within five minutes of their arrival and spent about an hour on scene helping the family salvage items from the home. Wilson said that the fire damage was contained to the one bedroom but there was smoke damage in the home. He estimated those damages at about $40,000.
The family received assistance and shelter last night from Salvation Army.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, Wilson said.