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Firefighters called to car fire at the Clarion


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Firefighter Tim Gilpin and LT. Rick Chatham (yellow helmet) apply water to a vehicle fire this morning at the Clarion hotel.
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Firefighter Tim Gilpin and LT. Rick Chatham (yellow helmet) apply water to a vehicle fire this morning at the Clarion hotel. Photo provided


A car fire this morning near the State Road 46 and Interstate 65 interchange created a column of smoke that could be seen a mile away, fire officials said.  

At 9:38 a.m., Columbus firefighters were sent to a car fire outside the Clarion Hotel, 2480 W. Jonathan Moore Pike, according to incident reports.

The caller, who reported an electrical smell, said smoke was coming from the engine compartment, according to Columbus Fire Department Capt. Mike Wilson.   

The car was owned by Aaron Royalty, 37, of Seymour.

 

Royalty, who had arrived at the hotel 20 minutes before the fire broke out, said he was unaware of any mechanical issues with the insured car, Wilson said.

The fire was extinguished in about two minutes and the car is considered a total loss, Wilson said. After tracing the origin to the dashboard area, firefighters removed a portion of the dash to apply additional water within the passenger compartment, Wilson said.     

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