Columbia Fire Department Says Cause of Fire was "Smoking Material"

5 years 9 months 1 hour ago July 29, 2011 Jul 29, 2011 Friday, July 29 2011 Friday, July 29, 2011 8:18:00 AM CDT in News
By: James Jobes

COLUMBIA - In a phone call with the Columbia Fire Department, Battalion Chief James Weaver told KOMU that the cause of the Cosmo-Bethel playground fire was "smoking material" dropped by someone nearby. The material most likely started cedars on fire which then spread to the playground buildings. Weaver was unable to confirm the exact content of the smoking material.

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