Fire scorches wall of westside CVS pharmacy

A burning trash can ignited the outside of the westside CVS Pharmacy in Columbus Wednesday afternoon.

According to reports from Columbus Fire Department, they were called to the store on West Jonathan Moore Pike at about 3:19 p.m. after a customer saw the flames from the parking lot. The customer alerted store employees who evacuated the customers before firefighters arrived. Employees tried to extinguish the blaze with chemical fire extinguishers but could not get it under control.

Columbus firefighters knocked the fire down quickly with water hoses. They used a ladder truck to check to ensure that the fire had not extended to the rooftop or through the building’s parapet wall.

Damages were confined to the exterior wall and estimated at $5,000 to $10,000. No injuries were reported and the fire remains under investigation.

Columbus Police Department and CenterPoint Energy assisted at the scene.

Photos courtesy of Columbus Fire Department.

Photo courtesy of Columbus Fire Department