Two west Columbus homes burn in second-alarm fire

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Dozens of first responders have knocked down a fire on the city’s west side that spread to two homes early Sunday morning.

Columbus firefighters responded to reports of a fire at a home on Guilford Avenue at about 5:50am Sunday. The fire spread to a neighboring home, causing a second alarm to be called out.

There were initial reports of a person trapped inside, but officials said they made it outside safely.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries during the fire: one rolled an ankle while debris fell on the head of another. Neither injury required them to be sent to the hospital.

Red Cross has been called to assist the families involved as investigators continue to search for more info on what started the fire. 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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