Columbus fire officials warn public to avoid portion of 14th Ave - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Columbus fire officials warn public to avoid portion of 14th Ave. following house fire

(Source: Jason Dennis/WTVM) (Source: Jason Dennis/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus Fire and EMS were battling a house fire on 14th Avenue neat Warm Springs Road on Monday morning. 

Columbus Fire Chief Ricky Shores says battling a fire in this warm weather poses an additional danger for firefighters trying to contain the flames. 

"Any time it gets over 90 degrees," Shores said. "It gets difficult to work the troops for more than 15 minutes or so. Then, we've got to rest them for over 40 minutes. It takes a toll on their ability to keep working."

At this time, fire and police crews are working to pinpoint what started the fire. 

First responders also had to deal with a large amount of debris scattered across the front of the home.

No word yet on whether there was a person or people inside the house during the fire. 

News Leader 9 will continue to update this story on our app.  

Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. 

  • LocalMore>>

  • AU partners with Delta Airlines for its Pilot Career Path Program

    AU partners with Delta Airlines for its Pilot Career Path Program

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-07-18 14:28:28 GMT
    Delta Airlines is partnering with Auburn University to launch their Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program(Source: Auburn University)Delta Airlines is partnering with Auburn University to launch their Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program(Source: Auburn University)
    Delta Airlines is partnering with Auburn University to launch their Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program(Source: Auburn University)Delta Airlines is partnering with Auburn University to launch their Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program(Source: Auburn University)

    Big news coming out of Auburn University as they have been selected by Delta Airlines as one of eight colleges to launch the Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program. 

    More >>

    Big news coming out of Auburn University as they have been selected by Delta Airlines as one of eight colleges to launch the Delta Propel Pilot Career Path Program. 

    More >>
  • Woman injured in early morning shooting in Columbus

    Woman injured in early morning shooting in Columbus

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-07-18 13:54:58 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    A woman has been hospitalized after being shot early Wednesday morning in Columbus. 

    More >>

    A woman has been hospitalized after being shot early Wednesday morning in Columbus. 

    More >>
  • Six candidates qualify for Auburn mayoral race

    Six candidates qualify for Auburn mayoral race

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-07-18 13:34:39 GMT
    Qualifying for candidates for Auburn's next mayor has ended and six candidates are officially in the running. ( Source: WTVM)Qualifying for candidates for Auburn's next mayor has ended and six candidates are officially in the running. ( Source: WTVM)

    Auburn Mayor Bill Ham’s 20 years in office are coming to a close and there are now six people vying to succeed him.

    More >>

    Auburn Mayor Bill Ham’s 20 years in office are coming to a close and there are now six people vying to succeed him.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly