advertisement

No injuries in southwestern Columbia house fire

Saturday, May 17, 2014 | 5:02 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA —  Firefighters responded to a house fire at 9:36 a.m. Saturday in southwestern Columbia. No one was injured.

Boone County Fire Protection District firefighters arrived on the scene soon after the homeowner of 4320 S. Brushwood Lake Road called 911 Saturday morning. Columbia Fire Department firefighters arrived at the scene later.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it spread out of the garage, where they believe the fire originated, said Gale Blomenkamp, Boone County Fire Protection District battalion chief. No other structures were in the vicinity.

Three engines and four tankers responded to the fire, Blomenkamp said. The residence is located in a joint-response area, so both the Fire District and Columbia firefighters responded to the fire.

After extinguishing the fire, responders began removing the insulation from the garage's ceiling to prevent further fire risk, Blomenkamp said. Firefighters were also able to rescue the two cats residing in the home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but a hole in the garage's roof might indicate it started in that area, Blomenkamp said. The estimated damage of the fire is yet unknown.

Supervising editor Mary Ryan.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements