Firefighters: Flames Out From Marion Road Fire

Firefighters: Flames Out From Marion Road Fire (Image 1)

After battling flames for more than two days, Columbus firefighters said the last fires have been extinguished from a massive Marion Road blaze.

Firefighters said they will remain on scene through Monday before turning the charred property over to the owners.

Several city engines have constantly been on the scene since 4 p.m. Friday when the fire broke out at the Columbus Pallet Recycling Company at 611 Marion Road. At its worst, one-third of the department was on site hosing down the 20,000 square-foot facility.

Investigators estimate more than $8 million in damage was caused to the six buildings in the facility.

No one was reported injured in the four-alarm fire.

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Witnesses reported seeing smoke as far away as Lancaster, Washington Court House, Plain City and Chillicothe as thousands of wooden pallets caught fire.

Battalion Chief Tracy Smith has not named a cause to the fire but said they have a suspected area of origin. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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