On Your Side: Apartment complex in Franklinton has residents concerned after major fire

Residents of the Central Gardens apartments in Franklinton have some major concerns about the complex.

Residents of the Central Gardens apartments in Franklinton have some major concerns about the complex.

A fire on Wednesday forced a number of people out of there homes. In the wake of the blaze, a tenant alerted the 6 On Your Side team to serious problems.

City code enforcement was out at the property on Friday.

ABC 6 did a bit of research and discovered the complex is no stranger to code enforcement. Recent concerns reported include no heat, broken smoke detectors, shattered windows and stolen fire extinguishers.

Friday, the city of Columbus code enforcement officers spent the morning examining the property. Fire inspectors were also on hand.

ABC 6 attempted to speak with property managers about resident concerns. No one would comment at the leasing office.

However, a maintenance worker told ABC 6 that the issues are being addressed.

City code enforcement cited the property for several issues, including broken smoke detectors and trash in the hallways.

Three other vacant buildings on the property also need to be properly secured and boarded up.

Late Friday, a fill-in manager contacted ABC 6 and said management would say how they’re addressing concerns soon.

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