Swift Mill fire second person of interest, 2-year old girl recovering from dog attack

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Swift Mill fire second person of interest

Columbus fire investigators say there is now a second person of interest as they work to solve the Swift Mill fire case.  This person is believed to have been driving a white pickup, possibly a Ford Ranger with an extended cab.  Dressed in a black T-shirt and cap, he's believed to have left the Circle K on Veterans Parkway in that truck about the same time the fire started.

Columbus mobile home park fire

Fire investigators are still trying to determine how an overnight fire in Columbus started. It happened around three this morning at the Oak Hill Mobile Home Park on St. Mary's Road. The office was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.  They put it out, but the building is heavily damaged. No one was hurt.

Two-year old girl recovering from dog attack

Relatives of a two-year-old Columbus girl attacked by a Rottweiler in her neighborhood say the child had a portion of her scalp reattached at an Atlanta hospital and could receive skin grafts this week.  Synthia Watson was returning home from a shopping trip with her grandmother when the child wandered into a yard to play with the dog.  The grandmother, Sherry Kerrick, says the girl petted Tank, the three-year-old dog, through a fence and opened the latch on the gate, allowing the animal to get out. The dog was taken by animal control and will be held for a minimum of 10 days while police continue their investigation.

I hope you'll join us for the news at noon.

Cheryl Renee