Structure fire in south Columbia causes no injuries but 'total' damage

Sunday, March 23, 2014 | 11:34 a.m. CDT; updated 3:12 p.m. CDT, Sunday, March 23, 2014

COLUMBIA — A fire in south Columbia caused no injuries but the "total loss" of a secondary structure at 1500 Nifong Blvd. on Sunday morning, Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief Brad Fraizer said.

Twenty-six units responded to a dispatch that came in around 7:45 a.m. and extinguished the primary blaze within 45 minutes. The firefighters also had put out natural grass fires that occurred in the surrounding area, Fraizer said.

Nifong Boulevard was closed between Rock Quarry Road and State Farm Parkway as the fire department tended to the situation but it had been reopened by 11 a.m.

Fraizer said the cause of the fire was not yet known, and that the fire had caused complete damage to what seemed to be a barn-like building. No people or animals were injured.

As of 11:15 a.m. some units were still on the scene extinguishing "hot spots," Fraizer said.

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