A person is dead and firefighters are investigating after a fire on the west side of Columbus Friday.
According to firefighters, at about 4:21 p.m. Friday, a fire was reported at a residence in the 1200 block of Sullivant Avenue.
Firefighters found an 85-year-old man inside the residence while fighting the fire.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man’s caretaker told firefighters she had left him for a few minutes, and when she came back she noticed smoke in the home.
The caretaker said she tried to get him out, but was unable.
The man hasn’t been identified until his family has been notified.
Firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire.
NBC4 will update when more is learned.