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Residential fire extends from mulch to attic in north Columbia

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | 12:07 p.m. CDT; updated 3:28 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 26, 2012

COLUMBIA — A Columbia family attempted to put out a fire with a garden hose before firefighters arrived at their home Wednesday night.

No one was hurt in the fire, James Weaver, Battalion Chief of the Columbia Fire Department, said.

The fire originated in landscaping mulch outside the house. It then climbed the brick wall of the family's home at the 1000 block of Typhoon Court and entered the attic, Weaver said.

Firefighters arrived at the scene at 11:11 p.m. after receiving a call six minutes earlier, according to a news release.

The fire crew reported an active fire outside the house above the living room windows when they arrived. They then discovered the fire entered the attic of the house through the soffit under the roof, according to the release.

After extinguishing the fire, firefighters pulled down the ceiling of the kitchen and living room to search for any hidden fire, Weaver said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Damage is estimated at $50,000 but will possibly be more, Weaver said. 

Supervising editor is Dan Burley.


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