UPDATE: Columbia house fire contained to attic, caused $75,000 in damage

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | 9:10 a.m. CDT; updated 2:31 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, June 25, 2014

*UPDATE: This story has been updated to include information about the damage estimate from the fire.

COLUMBIA — An attic fire threatened a house in west Columbia Tuesday evening, but firefighters were able to contain the fire above the house's garage.

Six Columbia Fire Department units arrived at the scene at the house at 111 Spring Valley Road about 9:55 p.m. and found heavy fire and smoke in the roof above the garage, according to a department news release.

It took firefighters about five minutes to control the fire. *But the blaze caused $75,000 in damage, according to a fire department news release.

No one was injured, and fire investigators were on the scene Tuesday evening to investigate the cause of the fire and to determine if it reached other areas.


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