UPDATE: BGFD releases cause of fire at Columns apartment complex

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July 22, 2019
10:53 a.m.

The Bowling Green Fire Department released new information Monday morning about the cause of a fire at Columns apartments on Sunday afternoon.

Marlee Boenig with the department said the fire was accidental. She said investigators determined the fire started when combustibles came into contact with a candle.

Boenig said one male victim was overcome by smoke and was taken to the hospital. We do not have an update on this condition at this time.
The Bowling Green Fire Department confirms firefighters were called to a fire at Columns apartments at 1140 Kentucky Street on Sunday afternoon.

Officials with the department say the fire has been put out. Investigators are on scene trying to determine what happened.

An official with the fire department confirms there was one male victim injured in the fire.

The extent of injuries is unknown at this time. Also, that person's identity has not been released. We don't know whether or not the victim lived at the complex, but hope to have those answers on Monday.

We do plan to learn more information about this investigation and
will continue to update this story as those details are released.

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