Elderly man killed in Central Ohio apartment fire

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An elderly Ohio man has died in an apartment fire in Columbus.

The Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1WxhcKY ) that Columbus fire department rescue crews responded to a fire alarm at a North Side apartment building around 4 a.m. Saturday and found the 75-year-old man inside his smoke-filled residence. The man was pronounced dead after rescuers brought him into the hall and tried to resuscitate him.

The man’s identity hasn’t been released.

Firefighters extinguished a small fire inside the man’s bedroom. No one else was injured.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com