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Columbus Home Damaged By Fire
Updated July 18, 2017 6:52 AM
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(COLUMBUS) - A Columbus home was damaged in a fire on Saturday.

Columbus Firefighters were called to the 1100 block of Lafayette Avenue just before 3 p.m. after a neighbor working in their yard noticed smoke billowing from the roof of the home.

Firefighters say no one was home when the fire started.

None of the residents were at home at the time of the fire, but many pets were inside.

As firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, relatives and the home's residents arrived to help evacuate the family's dogs, cats and a guinea pig.

One cat was still unaccounted for Saturday.

Matt Noblitt, Columbus Fire Department fire inspector, says the fire appears to have started in a scrapbooking area on the upper floor near a electrical outlet. The exact cause is unknown but it is believed to be accidental.

Damages are estimated between $100,000 and $50,000 to the contents of the home.

Officials say no one was injured during the incident.

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