Early Saturday morning fires damage two Columbus homes

Columbus firefighters are investigating two residential fires that happened within minutes of each other early Saturday morning.

According to reports from the Columbus Fire Department, firefighters were called to the 1800 block of Newton Street at about 3:58 a.m. Firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the home. They put out the fire, which was extensive, causing an estimated $95,000 in damages to the home.

At 4:03 a.m., firefighters were called to a fire in a detached garage in the 900 block of 19th Street. The garage was showing heavy flames when firefighters arrived and heat from the fire was damaging the home’s vinyl siding. Firefighters say the garage was a total loss. Damages are estimated at $30,000.

No one was injured in either of the fires.

Photos courtesy of Columbus Fire Department