Woman Jumps from Balcony to Escape Fire
The fire started just after 1 p.m. on Parker Street off Vandiver Drive.
The ire department has not released the names of the town houses' owners.
It says it doesn't know what started the fire.
But it does know who the heroes are.
And it's not who you might expect.
"And her dogs alerted her that there was a problem," explained Rick Douglas of the Columbia Fire Department. "She was asleep upstairs. And what she did is got up and went downstairs because the dogs wouldn't stop barking."
Neighbors told KOMU they actually thought someone was grilling outside.
It wasn't until firefighters banged on their front doors that they realized something was wrong.
Reported by: Mike Chesney