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Columbus family escapes fire by jumping from 2nd story window

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A Columbus family narrowly escapes a house fire by jumping from a second-story window.  Fire officials received a call around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday of a burning home on Ridgefield Drive, near St. Mary's Road. 

A mother and her two children were sleeping in the house when the fire started.

They were unable to escape on the bottom floor, so they went upstairs and jumped from a window into the waiting hands of a neighbor.

The mother and children were taken to the hospital. Officials say the fire started in the kitchen and caused roughly $150,000 in damage.

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