Early Saturday morning, Columbus Fire and EMS responded to multiple house fires on 2nd Avenue near 35th Street. Division Chief John Shull said on Jan. 14, 2022, at 3:05 a.m., fire crews responded to three house fires in the area. About five hours later, a fourth house on 2nd Avenue also caught fire.
All of the houses that caught fire on Saturday have now been demolished. On Thursday, Jan 20, 2022, construction crews came in and tore down the houses, along with two other houses near them. In total, six houses on 2nd Avenue were demolished.
Chief Shull said the demolition of the houses does not affect the fire department’s investigation into the fires. According to Chief Shull, all the evidence in the investigation has been collected, including multiple photographs of damage caused to the houses by the fires.