Family escapes from west Columbus house fire

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Working smoke detectors helped save a family from a large fire in west Columbus.

The fire was first reported shortly before 8:30pm Wednesday on the 2000 block of Pamona Court.

According to firefighters, a man living in the home heard smoke alarms, went to the garage and saw a massive fire. He was able to get his wife and their dog out of the home safely.

Firefighters reported extensive damage to the home and garage. The house next door was also damaged.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 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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