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Fire Causes Minor Damage to North Columbia Home

Posted: Nov 15, 2012 6:27 PM by Cody Lee Heyveld
Updated: Nov 15, 2012 6:29 PM

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COLUMBIA — Members of the Columbia Fire Department were dispatched Thursday at 3:38 p.m. to a reported residential structure fire at Tropical Lane.

Crews reported a small mulch fire upon arrival near the structure and under a gas meter. Crews quickly extinguished the fire.

Lieutenant Shawn McCollom investigated the fire and determined the cause of the fire was the improper disposal of smoking materials. He also issued a damage estimate of $250.

Authorities reported no injuries as a result of the fire.

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