Dog dies in early morning apartment fire

1 year 8 months 1 week ago Thursday, January 05 2017 Jan 5, 2017 Thursday, January 05, 2017 9:09:00 AM CST January 05, 2017 in News
By: Steve Lambson, News Content Manager

COLUMBIA - A dog died in an early morning apartment fire on Mexico Gravel Road on Thursday, according to the Columbia Fire Department.

The fire happened in a ground-level apartment shortly after midnight, and firefighters got it under control in around 20 minutes. One apartment got heavy damage from the fire; an adjacent apartment got water and smoke damage. Estimated damage from the fire was $120,000. 

The Fire Department ruled the fire was started as a result of unattended cooking. 

The fire deparment brought its bus to the scene to act as a warming center for the 22 people living in the building. One dog from the apartment where the fire happened died; no other injuries were reported.

[This story has been changed to reflect most updated information.]

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