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.