Fire destroys garage and contents

COLUMBUS – A fire early Tuesday morning destroyed a garage in downtown Columbus.

According to Columbus Fire Department, firefighters were called to the 800 block of 12th Street at about 12:17 a.m. after a report of a fire behind a business.

Photo courtesy of Columbus Fire Department.

When firefighters arrived they found a detached garage on fire with flames shooting from the building. The fire had spread to two fences. Heat from the fire caused damage to the vinyl siding of a nearby building.

Firefighters streamed water onto the fire and onto neighboring businesses to keep the fire from spreading. Materials inside the garage were destroyed and the garage was left with structural instability so firefighters were not able to go inside the building.

The walls of the garage and the roof collapsed.

Firefighters say the building and its contents were a total loss. Damages are estimated at $30,000.

No injuries were reported.