5 People Escape Duplex Fire In East Columbus

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Five people are safe after escaping an overnight fire at an east Columbus duplex.

The fire started around 2:20 A.M. Thursday in the 800 block of Berkeley Road.

Firefighters had to use a ladder to battle the heavy flames coming from the attic. Officials said the fire was quickly contained.

A fire investigator was heading to the scene, although officials said it did not appear to be suspicious.

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