Baby killed, babysitter injured in east Columbus fire

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — An infant was killed and a babysitter was injured after fire broke out in a home on the east side of Columbus.

Firefighters at Station 21 noticed smoke coming from a home on the 700 block of South Waverly Street in Columbus.

When firefighters arrived, someone outside told them there was a babysitter and an infant inside the house.

Firefighters went inside and rescued the 61-year-old babysitter. She was taken to an area hospital to be treated.

The firefighters then went back inside and found the infant. Medics pronounced the baby girl dead at the scene.

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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