BREAKING: Early morning fire erupts at home on 9th Street in Columbus

Fire officials are working to determine the cause of this house fire on 9th St.
Fire officials are working to determine the cause of this house fire on 9th St.

News 3 was on the scene Monday morning when a fire broke out at a home in the 3000 block of 9th Street in Columbus. Fire Chief Ricky Shores says the fire started just before 3 a.m.

Firefighters were on scene battling the blaze as neighbors gathered outside their homes. The flames consumed about 1500 sq. ft. in total, doing around $40,000 in damage.

Shores believes the flames were concentrated in the attic and could have stemmed from an electrical issue. He also told News 3 that no one was injured because the house was vacant at the time of the fire, undergoing renovations.

Shores is calling the house a complete loss. However, he does not suspect foul play in the blaze.

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