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Suspicious String Of Fires In South Columbus

Columbus fire investigators are seeing if several fires in the area are connected. Get the details here.

Columbus Fire Department is investigating a series of fires in south Columbus to see if they are possibly connected.

Firefighters first responded to two car fires around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on East Gates and Wager streets, several blocks south of Thurman Avenue.

Fire investigators have not said if those car fires are linked or what caused them. No one was injured in either incidents.

Just after midnight Wednesday, firefighters responded to two garage fires on Stanley Avenue.

Firefighters said one garage was burning behind a vacant home when power lines above caught on fire. The garage was a total loss.

The flames spread across the alley, catching another garage on fire on Whittier Street. Firefighters say only slight damage was caused.

No one was injured in either garage fire.

While firefighters were responding to the garage fires, crews snagged power lines on Whittier Street with the ladder. The wires fell down on the truck, causing minor damage.

Crews are re-stringing the power lines and the fire truck will be back in service after repairs.

Around 5:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a third car fire on 6th Street, making it the fifth fire in the area. Firefighters did not say if anyone was injured in the flames.

Fire investigators are calling all fires suspicious since they occurred near each other and just within a few hours.

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