News Leader 9 has more details on the fire that displaced families and destroyed homes last week.
The fire at the Avalon Apartments has been ruled a misuse of smoking material, says Columbus Fire Chief Ricky Shores.
A cigarette was left on the balcony of the fourth floor and ruled an accidental fire.
The fire moved quickly into the attic.
It has also been determined there is $500,000 worth of damage done to structure.
Six units were damaged by fire and 18 units damaged by water alone.