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Sunday fire at south Columbia home causes $65,000 in damage

Sunday, July 20, 2014 | 5:57 p.m. CDT
Columbia firefighters inspect a home on Carter Lane after a fire that caused an estimated $65,000 worth of damage early Sunday morning. It took about 20 minutes to extinguish the fire.

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Fire Department responded to a large fire at a south Columbia home early Sunday morning.

Firefighters arrived on the scene at 3:32 a.m., five minutes after being dispatched, and found the single-story, approximately 1000-square-foot home at 2417 S. Carter Lane in flames, according to a Fire Department news release.

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According to the release, flames were coming from the windows, roof and south gable end of the home. There were also three cars on fire in the front yard.

It took approximately 20 minutes to extinguish the fires in both the house and the cars, the release said. Firefighters found the house unoccupied.

Captain Lisa Todd of the Columbia Fire Department said the homeowners had not been contacted as of 3:20 p.m. Sunday.

The preliminary damage estimate is set at $65,000, the release said. It is not known if the home is insured.

The origin and cause have not been determined and remain under investigation, the release said.

Supervising editor is Mary Ryan.


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