Columbus firefighters are at the scene of a house fire on Forest Drive which was reported at about 5:27 a.m. today.

The home, a rental property which was vacant, had significant damage, said Capt. Mike Wilson, Columbus Fire Department spokesman.

The fire was through the roof of the home when firefighters arrived, Wilson said.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Republic.

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