- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a man on charges of aggravated arson following a massive fire at a warehouse in central Ohio.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said Wednesday that charges against Robin Toms also include vandalism and breaking and entering.

The Dec. 14 blaze lit the skies for miles along I-70 in Columbus and led two schools to cancel classes. More than two dozen fire trucks and dozens of firefighters responded.

Authorities say the fire destroyed about 80 percent of the 189,000-square-foot SJT Depot warehouse and put dozens out of work. O’Brien says losses are expected to be in the millions. No injuries were reported.

A Dec. 28 hearing was set for the 30-year-old Toms, who does not yet have an attorney.

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