Firefighters Investigating East Columbus Fire

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Firefighters were investigating a fire at a duplex in east Columbus.

Firefighters said the fire started in an apartment in the 1500 block of Richmond Avenue around 2:30 a.m.

The people living in one side of the duplex were awoken by smoke and rushed to get out.

Fire officials said when they arrived at the scene, flames were shooting from the rear of the building.

Firefighters said one person was taken to the hospital and was being treated for smoke inhalation. That person is expected to make a full recovery.

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