One Person Safely Escapes East Columbus House Fire

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An East Columbus house fire is now under investigation after one person safely escaped the flames.

The Columbus Fire Battalion Chief at the scene said the fire started near the furnace in the basement of the house in the 1900 block of Stratford Way.

The fire then spread into the rest of the house through the ceiling.

Firefighters had to cut holes in the roof to fight it.

The Red Cross has been called in to assist the resident.

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