A fire in a vacant home in the 3000 block of North Marr Road caused about $100,000 in damage, Columbus firefighters said.

Firefighters were sent to 3035 N. Marr Road at about 3:24 p.m. Saturday after a passer-by saw fire coming from the back of the single-story stone home and called 911, said Capt. Mike Wilson, Columbus Fire Department spokesman.

Firefighters initially used water through a window to reduce the interior fire and then went through a rear door to completely extinguish the fire at the home, which was being restored, Wilson said.

Damage to the interior included the basement staircase, utilities room and kitchen, Wilson said.

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There also was damage to roof joists and decking at the rear of the home.

The owner, Elizabeth Rivera, told firefighters the home-restoration project had been nearly complete before the fire occurred.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.