Fire at south Columbia home caused by faulty wiring

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 | 5:34 p.m. CDT; updated 11:45 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 18, 2008
On Saturday, June 10, 2007, 2601 Limerick Lane goes up in flames in Columbia, Missouri.

A fire that destroyed a south Columbia home in early June was caused by faulty electrical wiring, Columbia Fire Department investigators said in a news release on Tuesday.

The Columbia Fire Department said damage to the house at 2601 Limerick Lane was estimated at about $550,000 and damage to the contents of the house was about $250,000.


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Firefighters arrived at the house around 1 p.m. June 9 and found three-fourths of it engulfed in flames.

No injuries were reported. The owner of the home, Charles A. Allen, was away on vacation in Bennett Springs State Park, the fire department said.

A paramedic rescued a dog from the home’s basement by breaking a glass door.

The fire crew said it had difficulty accessing the home because it was at the end of a long, narrow driveway.

The driveway was blocked after the first fire truck to arrive laid down a water supply hose, which hindered access by other trucks. Five fire trucks and at least 21 fire department personnel worked to put out the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation, fire officials said.

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Elizabeth Phillips June 10, 2007 | 5:25 p.m.

The fire department has changed the damage estimate to $500,000.

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