Firefighters battle blaze in empty home

Photos courtesy of Columbus Fire Department.

A Friday afternoon fire at a home on Hinman Street in Columbus caused $55,000 in damage, according to firefighters.

Neighbors noticed smoke and flames coming out of the first floor of the two-story home at just before 5 p.m. Friday afternoon. Firefighters found heavy flames when they arrived and they could not verify whether anyone was inside the burning building. They headed inside to search for possibly entrapped victims, but found no one was living there says Capt. Mike Wilson with the department.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.