Columbia fire sends man to hospital with life-threatening injuries

7 months 3 days 13 hours ago Friday, October 20 2017 Oct 20, 2017 Friday, October 20, 2017 9:13:00 AM CDT October 20, 2017 in News
By: Kristen Reesor, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - A man received life-threatening injuries from an apartment fire early Friday morning.

Columbia firefighters arrived at 18 Forest Avenue around 12:30 a.m. and saw smoke coming from a single-story building. The fire was inside one of three separate apartments in the building.

Firefighters found a man inside the apartment that was on fire. He was taken to University Hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Three people were inside one of the other apartments. They got out without getting hurt.

Firefighters put out the fire in around five minutes. The estimated damage is $5,000. An investigation is ongoing.

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