Columbus firefighters battled a fire this morning in an empty rental home near Columbus North High School.
The call came in at 5:27 a.m. for a house fire in the 1600 block of Forest Drive, says Capt. Mike Wilson, spokesman for the fire department.
The two-story home is a vacant rental property, and no one was in the home at the time of the fire Wilson said. When firefighters arrived, the fire was already burning through the roof. Firefighters made their way inside and found that the second floor was in heavy flames.
There were no injuries reported but the fire caused about $75,000 of damage to the home.
Firefighters were still on scene about four hours after the fire was called in, Wilson says. The cause of the fire is under investigation.