Firefighters battling large woods blaze

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Firefighters from multiple departments are battling a fire in a large wooded area on the west side of Columbus, near Grandview Lake.

Bartholomew County’s 911 dispatch center received a call about the fire at 5:02 p.m. today.

About a half-dozen fire departments — both township and city — are working together to battle the blaze. However, no homes are in the area of the blaze, said Wayne Township Fire Chief Rick Trimpe.

This story will be updated, and look for more details in an upcoming issue of The Republic.