Homeless camp tent fire under investigation

COLUMBUS – A fire at a homeless camp near downtown Columbus generated a lot of smoke on Sunday, November 19.

According to the Columbus Fire Department, firefighters were called to behind the Strive Center in the 1000 block of 2nd Street Sunday afternoon on reports of smoke.

When they arrived, firefighters discovered tents on fire in a homeless camp in the woods along Haw Creek.

The fire was extinguished quickly.

No one was injured.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.