Family Escapes House Fire, Pets Don't Survive
A family of four escaped a house fire in west Columbus Friday morning.
The fire started in the basement of the home on Columbian Avenue near Sullivant Avenue around 3 a.m.
Fire investigators told 10TV it appeared the fire began near where a dryer was plugged into the wall in the basement.
The flames quickly spread to the upper floors, including burning a hole through the floorboards of the first floor.
Several pets inside the house didn't survive.
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