Two escape unharmed from Columbia house fire

Thursday, November 4, 2010 | 10:00 p.m. CDT
Twenty-one firefighters from the Columbia Fire Department responded Thursday to a house fire at 5510 Arrow Wood Drive. Two people were in the home at the time of the fire but were not injured. The cause of the fire is unknown.

COLUMBIA — A house fire began Thursday evening in northeast Columbia but was quickly put out.

After receiving a call at about 7:25 p.m., firefighters from the Columbia Fire Department arrived at 5510 Arrow Wood Drive at 7:29 p.m., Battalion Chief James Weaver said.

Weaver said responders were able to put out the fire in about 15 minutes.

Two people were in the house when the fire occurred, but they escaped unharmed, Weaver said.

He said the fire began at the back of the house and spread up to the attic, but the extent of the damage was still being assessed.

A total of 21 firefighters and five firetrucks were on the scene.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation.

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