COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus firefighters ended up named to a operating fireplace at a vacant household at 1207 10th St. at 4:46 a.m. Friday.

When firefighters arrived, flames were being obvious in the framework. Firefighters utilized forcible entry to get obtain to the interior of the residence the place a primary search uncovered the household was vacant.

Crews worked to extinguish flames inside the residence although firefighters ventilated the roof to remove heat and smoke from the home’s inside, explained Capt. Mike Wilson, Columbus Hearth Office spokesman.

A secondary lath and plaster roof was located beneath the shingled roof.  After crews punched by way of the secondary roof, they encountered that the ceiling of the solitary story property was created of  1 x 6 lumber boards. Firefighters on the inside of the household employed a noticed to create a ventilation opening from the residing space into that attic house. Pursuing comprehensive ventilation operations, firefighters reported the fireplace less than handle inside of 20 minutes of arrival.

Destruction to the households was most comprehensive at the rear of the residence, Wilson claimed. Heat, smoke and damages from flames could be viewed through the approximately 800-sq.-foot dwelling. Damages are approximated at $50,000. No injuries ended up reported.

The operator of the home noted to firefighters that the property has been vacant for 5 yrs and that the household did not have utility providers. Firefighters said there was no sign that the household was occupied throughout the investigation of this morning’s fire. The bring about of the fire is below investigation.

Organizations that assisted at the scene include the Columbus Police Department, Columbus Regional Well being Emergency Medical Assistance, Duke Strength, CenterPoint Strength and Columbus Town Utilities.