Fire caused by deep-fat fryer injures man, damages home

Thursday, June 19, 2008 | 2:43 p.m. CDT; updated 12:29 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — A fire caused by an unattended deep-fat fryer sent one man to the hospital and caused significant damage to a home at 200 Oak St. on Wednesday night, according to a release from the Columbia Fire Department. Columbia firefighters were dispatched to the home at 10:44 p.m., and emergency crews arrived to find smoke and fire at the front of the house.