Three people were taken to the hospital after a Tuesday night fire at an apartment complex. Columbus Firefighters were called to 175 Cambridge Square at approximately 11:53 p.m. Firefighters arrived on the scene within five-minutes. As firefighters assessed the scene, Columbus Police reported that all occupants were out of the building and that three injured residents were being transported to Columbus Regional Health.
All three of those injured were adults who lived in different apartments within the complex. One of the injured, a 62-year-old woman, was transported with burn injuries to her lower body. Two other residents were transported for smoke inhalation. Their conditions are unknown.
Firefighters reported light smoke conditions as they entered the apartment. They found a small fire in the apartment’s bedroom, which was quickly extinguished with a small amount of water.
CFD investigators determined that the fire began in a bedroom and that the cause of the fire may have been attributed to smoking material and oxygen use.
No other apartment tenants were displaced.