Storage building fire spreads to residence

A wood storage building was destroyed and a nearby home slightly damaged in a fire in Mead Village.

Columbus firefighters were called to a home at 1703 McCullough Lane at 5:43 a.m. Tuesday, said Capt. Mike Wilson, Columbus Fire Department spokesman.

Flames and extreme heat that began in the storage building, near the home’s attached garage, spread and began to melt the home’s vinyl siding, Wilson said.

The fire was out within 15 minutes, but a wooden perimeter fence was damaged, in addition to vinyl siding and a portion of an exterior wall for a sunroom patio, Wilson said.

Tanner Hundley, who was asleep inside the home when the fire was reported, said he heard someone beating on the door of the home — who turned out to be his uncle, Brent Church, Wilson said.

Church told firefighters he saw what he thought was smoke and went to check it out, then alerted his nephew about the fire. Neither was injured.

Property owner Randy Hundley was not home when the incident happened, Wilson said.

Cause of the fire is listed as undetermined, with no initial damage estimate available, he said.