1 person dead after east Columbus apartment fire

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Firefighters are investigating a deadly fire in east Columbus.

Just before 4:30 a.m., Wednesday, a fire was reported at an apartment building in the 700 block of S. James Road.  

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found a working fire and began to contain the flames.  

During a search of the residence, a person was found inside the apartment. The male victim was taken to an area hospital in critical condition where he later died.  

A cause of the fire has not been released.  

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