Fire extensively damages Sixth Street home

A home in the 2100 block of Sixth Street in Columbus was declared a total loss after a fire Friday night.

Columbus firefighters were called at 8:15 p.m. Friday to a home at 2111 Sixth St. after a passerby noticed flames coming out the windows, said Fire Investigator Matt Noblitt.

The home is owned by Larry Fields and rented by Michael Gray, Noblitt said. Gray was not home when the fire occurred, he said.

Firefighters searched for a dog that was believed to be inside the home, but it was not found. They were at the scene until midnight, Noblitt said.

Damages to the house were estimated at $100,000, firefighters said. The cause of the fire is listed as undetermined, but is believed to have started in a bedroom near a chimney, Noblitt said. No injuries were reported.

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