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Large fire burns house in south Columbia

Monday, August 6, 2012 | 6:16 p.m. CDT; updated 10:39 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 6, 2012
A large house fire caused $175,000 worth of damage to a home on Gateway Drive in south Columbia on Monday. The homeowner called 911 at 2:46 p.m. and the fire was under control in 20 minutes.

An updated version of this story with additional details has been posted.

COLUMBIA — A large house fire caused an unknown amount of damage to a home in south Columbia on Monday.

At 2:46 p.m., Boone County Fire Protection District and Columbia Fire Department firefighters responded to a 911 call at 6480 S. Gateview Drive.

The homeowner, who was in the house at the time, smelled smoke. She and a friend were able to evacuate the house and were not harmed.

On the scene were eight Boone County Fire Protection District vehicles, including two water tankers, an air truck and fire engines. One Columbia fire truck was on the scene.

It took firefighters 20 minutes to get the fire under control. No one was hurt. 

Firefighters did not have an estimate of the damage on the scene and were still determining what caused the fire. A large part of the roof was destroyed, caving in due to fire and water damage.

Supervising editor is Celia Darrough.


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