Fire on 15th Ave causes thousands in damages

First responders at the scene of the fire on 15th Avenue.

COLUMBUS, Ga — The Columbus Fire Department confirms to News 3 a fire broke out at a business on 15th Avenue early Wednesday morning.

Fire Marshal Ricky Shores says the fire started at about 12:30 a.m. at the American Massage Therapy Association at 5402 15th Avenue.

He says no one was hurt, but the fire caused about $100,000 in total damages – $50,000 to the building and $50,000 to the specialized equipment inside.

Shores says investigators don’t know yet what caused the fire, but he says it is not suspicious.

He says the department will continue to investigate.


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