Neighbors were forced from their homes after a vacant home caught fire Friday morning.
Community crime patrollers spotted the fire, located in the 1000 block of Cable Avenue, around 2:30 a.m. Smoke and flames were pouring from the home by the time firefighters arrived.
The blaze caused the backside of the home to collapse. The house was considered a total loss.
Investigators evacuated at least one nearby home.
Investigators ruled the fire arson but did not have any witnesses or people of interest in connection with the crime.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbus Fire and Bomb Investigations Unit at 614-645-3011.
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