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Columbus fire officials say an overheated oven pipe is the suspected cause of Wednesday morning's fire at at Plank's Bier Garten on South High Street.


Columbus fire crews remain on the scene of a major fire at a south side bar.

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A Columbus man faces two counts of arson for a pair of vehicle fires set last month on the northeast side.

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Columbus Fire officials say the Lieutenant struck by lightning outside of the Columbus Crew's stadium in 2012 died Thursday from an infection he contracted from his injuries.

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Columbus fire officials say 21 people were treated between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday for opioid overdoses.


Columbus City Council last night approved a 200 thousand dollar settlement of a lawsuit filed by a man who sustained severe injuries when he was hit by a Columbus Division of Fire ambulance in December of 2013.

Columbus fire officials say they are unable to determine the cause of last month's three-alarm blaze at a west side warehouse.

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Columbus fire officials have suspended the "Fill the Boot" charity event after a vehicle struck a firefighter Friday at the intersection of North High Street and North Broadway.

Former Columbus fire chief Harmon Dutko passed away Sunday at the age of 83 after battling a lengthy illness. 

Columbus fire officials say the four-alarm fire at a south side recycling facility earlier this month started as a small burn on top of a pile of recyclables.

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Columbus City Council last night approved paying nearly 100 thousand dollars in attorneys' fees for a lawsuit a Columbus man won against a local police officer.

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Columbus Firefighters and American Red Cross members will be installing free smoke alarms and delivering safety information Saturday in the Franklinton area.

Columbus fire officials say for the fifth time this year, children started a residential fire.

Columbus fire officials say two children were killed in a northeast side house fire early this morning.

Columbus fire officials say home fires started by children have resulted in five fatalities so far this year.

Columbus fire officials say a 2-year-old girl is hospitalized in critical condition from injuries sustained in a house fire last night on the north side.

Columbus fire officials say one person sustained critical injuries in a house fire early this morning on the southeast side.

Columbus taxpayers will be on the hook for the fire division response to a blaze at a recycling plant last year. 

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Columbus Firefighters and Ohio State University Students will be going door-to-door in Franklinton on Saturday to install free smoke alarms and provide fire safety education. 

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Columbus fire investigators say the January 21 apartment fire in Franklinton that killed two young boys was started by one of the victims.