Fire crews contain flames in south Columbus

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus firefighters have contained an early morning blaze on the city’s south side.

The fire started around 3:50am in a brick single-family home on the 580 block of East Markison Avenue. One man was inside at the time of the fire. The man said he was woken up by his dog chasing a rat that was driven out of hiding by the flames. The man and his dog were able to exit the residence unharmed.

Fire officials say the blaze started inside the house. The man staying told fire personnel that electrical malfunction may have started the fire. No injuries were reported. 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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