A Sad Day in Franklinton

At 5:08 AM, on Friday, October 15, Columbus Fire started receiving multiple reports of a fire on N. Yale Ave., in the Franklinton area. Even MedFlight, while enroute to Mt. Carmel Hospital reported the working fire. Apparatus from Station 10, less than 3 blocks away, reported a single family residence “fully involved” with fire extending to houses on the B and D exposures. Due to the volume of fire, an initial defensive attack was ordered for the original structure and interior attacks plus water curtains for both exposures. Unfortunately, three occupants perished in the fire, which has been ruled as Arson.

Box 15 was not on the initial card, but was later called to support the efforts of both Police and Fire Investigators. We remained on the scene for about 3 hours, dispensed 1 gallon of coffee, 2 cases of chilled water and ½ gallon of Hot Chocolate. We also worked with Red Cross to provide food for approximately 25 personnel.

Photos from the incident can be seen here.
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