On this episode of Broad & High we’ll spend the day in the life of a local ballerina, learn about the part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library you’ve probably never seen. A local artist describes her relationship with Flat Granny, and a look at the Viewpoints Mural Series in the Short North.
Firefighters: Space Heater Caused Fatal Franklington Fire
Columbus fire investigators say a space heater caused a Christmas Eve fire that killed a 4-year-old boy, his mother and a man at a Franklinton home reported to be vacant.
The Columbus fire department says investigators believe the heater ignited a mattress. They believe the man awoke and tried to lift the mattress to move it, but that would have intensified the blaze.
A department spokesman says the woman could not walk because of a physical disability and may have fallen from the mattress when it was lifted. He says it appeared the boy had grabbed onto the man’s leg.
The fire is being ruled accidental.
The spokesman says the landlord of the property knew the victims were in the vacant house but did not have a lease agreement with them.