Two Firefighters Injured in Columbus Warehouse Blaze

Two Columbus firefighters are recovering after they suffered second-degree burns while battling a warehouse fire.

Reports say the injured firefighters were on a loading dock outside the burning warehouse late Friday when an explosion blew them backward.

Fire Chief Jeff Meyer says firefighter Chris Burris was treated for his burns at a Columbus hospital before being released.

The chief says firefighter David Smith remained at the Medical Center on Saturday.

He not only suffered second-degree burns but also was awaiting surgery for a broken ankle.

It took 25 firefighters nearly two hours to bring the fire under control at the former Burnham warehouse, a building that's about a century old.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.


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