COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A fire was reported at the address of an elementary school in southeast Columbus Tuesday afternoon.
An Ohio Department of Transportation traffic camera along I-70 picked up a plume of smoke from the school starting around 6:55 p.m.
The Columbus Division of Fire chief confirmed a fire started around 6:30 p.m. in a one-story building in the 1800 block of Bostwick Road. The address of the fire matched that of Berwyn East Academy, which Google listed as permanently closed. The chief also said the building was vacant when firefighters responded.
Firefighters remained at the scene and were working to contain the fire as of 8 p.m. A 2011 Google Maps picture showed what the building looked like before the fire.
View a timelapse of the smoke plume appearing on the traffic camera below.