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Garage fire causes minor damage to house on Creasy Springs Road

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | 5:03 p.m. CDT; updated 5:44 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, June 20, 2012

COLUMBIA — A Wednesday afternoon garage fire resulted in minor damage to a house in the 5600 block of Creasy Springs Road.

The Boone County Fire Protection District received a report of the blaze at 1:31 p.m. Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the garage door open. They contained the fire to the garage, where it began.

The Fire District does not yet know how the fire began, but firefighters are reconstructing the scene to determine its origin, said Martina Pounds, public information officer of the Fire District.

Homeowners Kellie Gregory and Tim Roop and their four daughters, as well as family friend Bobbie Blackwell and her three sons, were uninjured. Firefighters rescued the family's two cats from the garage.

Pounds said there was no structural damage to the house, which means the family and their guests might not be displaced.

"They can live there," she said. "It just might smell like smoke for a while."

The cost of damage to the garage will likely be low, Pounds said.


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