Fire investigators in south Columbus say a duplex caught fire along Parsons Avenue around 3:00 a.m.
The flames were so intense they spread to a home next door where a mother and two small children were sleeping.
Amberly Spradlin was able to escape with her 4-year-old child and six-month-old baby.
“Thankful to God that my babies got out… They are all I got in life and if anything happened to them, I don't know what I would do,” said Amberly Spradlin.
The Red Cross was assisting Spradlin following the fire.
While fighting the blaze, firefighters shut down Parsons Avenue between East Welch Avenue and Southwood Avenue to run hoses across the street.
Investigators say the fire appears to be suspicious because the duplex where it initially started was vacant.
Damage to the buildings was estimated at $60,000.
The building was demolished Tuesday afternoon.
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