Couple safe after fire burns south Columbus home

COLUMBUS (WCMH)– Columbus firefighters responded to a house fire around 2:15 am Thursday morning.

The single-story home was in the 80 block of Dering Avenue.

When crews arrived on scene, they found the home completely engulfed in flames.

The residents, a couple in their sixties, were able to make it out of the house okay but the chief said their two dogs died in the fire.

The cause of the fire is 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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