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*UPDATE* Flames out from 4-alarm blaze on south side

*UPDATE* Flames out from 4-alarm blaze on south side

614now Staff

On Friday afternoon, a four-alarm fire broke out at the Columbus Pallet Recycling warehouse. Firefighters battled the blaze for two days and now it’s officially out; the last of the fires being extinguished yesterday. However, firefighters will stay at the scene throughout the day before turning the property over to the owners.

Investigators estimate the damage to the six building warehouse to be over $8 million, and while the cause of the fire hasn’t been determined, there is a suspected area of origin. It also appears that the only damage from the fire was to the building, as no injuries were reported. (deb)

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Previously May 1, 2015

Firefighters battle 4-alarm blaze on south side

Columbus firefighters on Friday afternoon found themselves battling a four-alarm warehouse fire on the city’s south side. The fire was reported at around 4pm at Columbus Pallet Recycling. There have been no injuries reported. Officials are asking people to avoid Marion Road between Parsons and Lockbourne.

Reports say that smoke from the fire could be seen from as far away as Lancaster. Explosions on the scene were reported, but there’s no confirmation on those blasts or what the cause may have been.

Officials asked AEP to shut down the Marion power station and that left nearly 20,000 people without juice. Power to most customers has now been restored. The situation now appears under control.

(jj)

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