Virginia Street garage destroyed by fire

Photo courtesy of Columbus Fire Dept.

A garage in the 3400 block of Virginia Street was destroyed in a weekend fire. Capt. Mike Wilson, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that firefighters were sent to blaze on 3445 Virginia Street Saturday at 11:41 p.m.

Wilson says that when firefighters arrived, they found a detached garage fully engulfed in flames. As crews began fighting the fire, they noted that the home, located just feet from the garage, began to show signs of heat damage as vinyl siding had begun to melt. A nearby RV also suffered damage.

Wilson says the fire was marked under control within 15 minutes of arrival. Damages to the garage were major. he noted that several items in the garage, including a pick-up truck an ATV and a lawn mower, were destroyed in the fire. Authorities say that damages to the home were isolated to the exterior.

The cause of the fire in undetermined at this time. Damages to the structure and contents are estimated at $70,000. No injuries were reported.