Owner of torched warehouse makes donation to Firefighters for Kids

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–A two-alarm fire that swept through a west side warehouse earlier this week turned a local business to ashes.

But the owner of that business is not only promising to rebuild – he’s thanking the crews who fought that blaze and helping Central Ohio families along the way.

Owner Tim Van Sickle told us earlier this week he’s going to keep paying his workers despite the state of his business.

Thursday, Van Sickle was thanking the firefighters from Ladder 26.

They were the first responders on the scene when that fire erupted.

They’ve returned time and again this week to check for hotspots and check on Van Sickle’s well-bring.

Van Sickle returned the act of kindness, donating $1,500 to Firefighters For Kids.

That fire was ruled an arson, and 30-year-old Robin Toms was charged with aggravated arson.

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