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Four People Rescued From Apartment Fire
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An early morning apartment fire on Columbusâ€™ east side forced several families out of their homes.
Columbus Firefighters raced to rescue some of the residents trapped at 2213 Courtside Drive about 4:16 this morning. Battalion Chief Patrick Ferguson says the fire started on the first floor inside a bedroom where candles were burning. The stairwell was soon blocked with smoke and fire.
â€œWe also encountered individuals that were trapped on the upper floor in the rear of the building which we put ladders up and rescued 4 people out of the back windows, we brought them down the ladders at the time. The fire spread and continued to spread to apartments on the second floor.â€
Ferguson says four apartment units were damaged. No one was injured. The Red Cross assisted residents who needed a place to stay.