Columbus Fire and EMS, police on scene of fire on Gardiner Dr.

Columbus Fire and EMS, police on scene of fire on Gardiner Dr.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Fire Department and EMS and the Columbus Police Department are currently on the scene of a fire on Gardiner Dr.

They are currently working a residential fire in the 4800 block of Gardiner Dr.

The house has been deemed a total loss by fire officials, but no injuries were sustained.

Authorities say the fire started in a bedroom in the back of the house, and quickly spread.

“We had our trucks respond. It was a bedroom fire. our crews did an excellent job getting everybody in and putting the fire out. There was no injuries. But is some displacement of the family,” said Battalion Chief, Mark Burnett.

The Red Cross is in contact with the family.

Authorities are sending strong message following multiple house fires this week, urging them to be careful using heaters.

“Most of all just be very careful. If you are going to be running a space heater, please pull that space heater away from any drapes. Do not put any clothing around it, or anything around that. make sure it is well ventilated, as well, and just be safe," said Burnett.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

News Leader 9 has a crew on scene working to learn more information as it becomes available.

Keep with us on air and online for the latest updates.

Gardiner Dr. fire in Columbus
Gardiner Dr. fire in Columbus (Source: Sharifa Jackson)

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