Columbus firefighters battle two fires on Saturday

COLUMBUS – Columbus Fire Department firefighters battled two residential fire within minutes of each other Saturday morning.

Firefighters were called to the 1800 block of Newton Street at 3:58 a.m. When firefighters arrived they found smoke bellowing from the home.

Photo Columbus Fire Department

Firefighters worked to quickly extinguish the blaze. The fire caused extensive damage estimated at $95,000.

Photo Columbus Fire Department

At 4:03 a.m., firefighters were called to a fire in a detached garage in the 900 block of 19th Street.

When firefighters arrived firefighters found heavy smoke and flames shooting from the garage.

Heat from the fire damaged the home’s vinyl siding.

The garage was destroyed. Damages were estimated at $30,000.

No one was injured in either of the fires.

Firefighters continue to investigation the cause of both blazes.