Fire at Columbus apartment complex was intentionally set by juvenile, officials say
Fire crews responded to an apartment complex fire Tuesday in northwest Columbus. Columbus fire said the fire started around 10 a.m. on River Run Trace. (WSYX)

An apartment fire in northwest Columbus that sent one person to the hospital was intentionally set by a juvenile, according to Columbus Fire. 

Investigators have determined a fire Tuesday morning at Saw Mill Village Apartments was intentionally set and is related to a fire in the same complex that happened less than 24 hours earlier. 

Firefighters received a call of the fire in the 2100 block of River Run Trace just before 10 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, they were met with heavy flames showing through the roof and out of the building's openings. 

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There were reports of people trapped on the third floor of the building. 

Firefighters were able to extend ladders and help two adults, two children, two dogs, and a cat from the upper floor. 


Columbus Fire said one adult was taken to OSU Wexner Medical Center in stable condition. 

According to Columbus fire, a juvenile who was identified and questioned on Thursday admitted to setting both fires.

The juvenile is in custody and will face arson charges for both incidents. 

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