The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
Columbus Firefighters are investigating an arson fire at a vacant home in the Southeast part of town that sent a firefighter to the hospital.
Battalion Chief Patrick Ferguson says the blaze occurred early this morning at 1298 East Gates Street. He says a 25 year member of the fire department whose name was not released suffered broken bones to his ribs and back when he fell through the first floor.
“There was multiple set fires inside the structure. We do have some people, some neighbors that witnessed some individuals leaving the home and they were able to give us a description. We’re still trying to locate those individuals so we can question them and try to put the pieces of the puzzle together.”
Ferguson says the injured firefighter is expected to leave the hospital today.
The fire he says caused about $70,000 in damages.