the republic logo

Firefighters describe Thursday boarding house fire as 'suspicious'


Follow The Republic:


Columbus firefighters describe the origin of a fire in a downtown boarding house Thursday as "suspicious," Columbus Fire Department spokesman Capt. Mike Wilson said.

But it could take days to determine the cause of the fire that displaced 14 residents and destroyed the two-story building at 938 Franklin St.

"We're still sorting it out," fire investigator Matt Noblitt said Friday.  "And if we come up with multiple ways the fire could have started — accidental or otherwise — the cause may end up as undetermined."

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

Don't settle for a preview.
Subscribe today to see the full story!

  • Hybrid
  • $11/month
  • Sat / Sun Delivery
  • Sat / Sun Coupons
  • Weekend Magazines
  • Full Digital Access
  • E-Edition Access
  • Buy Now
  • Premium
  • $16/month
  • 7-Day Print Delivery
  • All coupons
  • Special Magazines
  • Full Digital Access
  • E-Edition Access
  • Buy Now
  • Digital Only
  • $11/month
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Full Digital Access
  • E-Edition Access
  • Buy Now

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.