Members of Columbus’ Hispanic community comemorate the victims of a tragic apartment fire.

Columbus’ Hispanic community used its annual Good Friday Procession to remember the victims of last September’s deadly apartment fire on the city’s far west side. About 200 people…most of Mexican descent..a few wearing costumes and carrying wooden crosses..marched from Westland Mall to the Lincoln Park West Apartment complex to commemorate September’s fatal blaze that took the lives of 10 people. Fire investigators ruled it arson, but no arrests have been made and no one has come forward with information leading to any suspects. Father Bill Schmidt , a Columban missionary, is in Columbus to work with the Spanish-speaking parishoners. Standing in front of the remains of the burned-out apartment building, Father Schmidt told WOSU News he and the others were there to commemorate those who perished in the tragic fire six months ago…

A security officer at the apartment complex told WOSU News the burned-out apartment building is to be razed in April and rebuilt. After the brief stop at the site of the fatal fire…the marchers headed to the Saint Stephen the Martyr Church on Clime Road to continue their Good Friday prayer service.

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