Columbus firefighters battled a fire in a vacant mobile home in Candlelight Village early this morning.
Capt. Mike Wilson with the fire department says that a resident was walking dogs in the neighborhood at about 3:20 a.m. this morning and noticed a flickering light coming from inside the home in the 2800 block of Lamplight Drive.
Smoke was pouring out of the home when firefighters arrived. Columbus police warned neighbors that they might need to evacuate. Attacking the fire from two sides, firefighters got the blaze under control and limited most of the fire damage to the rear of the home.
However, Wilson said there was still heat and smoke damage throughout the structure. Although the home had been vacant for about two months, there were still belongings left behind by the previous tenant.
He estimated the damages at about $20,000.