Cops use tear gas to disperse Ohio State fans following national title win

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Tuesday January 13th, 2015

Police in Columbus, Ohio, used tear gas to help control and disperse rowdy crowds that gathered in the city to celebrate Ohio State’s 42-20 victory over Oregon in college football's national championship game on Monday, the Associated Press reports.

According to the report, after the victory, thousands showed up at Ohio Stadium, where the Buckeyes play their home games, but police quickly sent the crowd on their way. Others filled the streets with the vehicles, and begin to chant for hours, but police say the crowds started to lighten after about two hours.

Columbus Fire Department spokeswoman Battalion Chief Tracy Smith said there were 89 reports of fires, including fires set to trash bins, dumpsters and couches. 

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There were reports of gunfire, but no one was reported injured, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

In Eugene, Ore., home of the University of oregon, there were also reports of fires. 

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