Damage of Creasy Springs Road fire could be around $175,000

2 years 1 month 13 hours ago Sunday, April 29 2018 Apr 29, 2018 Sunday, April 29, 2018 11:36:00 PM CDT April 29, 2018 in News
By: Naomi Klinge, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Sydney Olsen, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - A house on Creasy Springs Road caught fire Sunday evening, and according to authorities, the house could be a complete loss.

Firefighters from the Boone County Fire Protection District responded to 5155 N Creasy Springs Road. Boone County Fire tweeted a video from the scene showing heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof.  

The Boone County Sheriff's Department blocked the road and helped control traffic while firefighters tried to bring the fire under control. 

Assistant Chief Josh Creamer said the fire investigator estimates damage to be around $175,000.

"I know the fire investigator's been working with the home owners," Creamer said. "We were able to make contact with them once they arrived at the scene, and we're working with them to make arrangements for them to stay throughout the evening."

Creamer said the fire investigator believes the fire likely started from discarded smoking materials on an outside deck. He said they were able to salvage some items, particularly in the basement.

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