Damage of Creasy Springs Road fire could be around $175,000
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.
Active fire in the 5100 block of Creasy Springs. Firefighters have water on the fire pic.twitter.com/xE4IQm6K5o— Boone County Fire (@BooneCountyFire) April 30, 2018
The Boone County Sheriff's Department blocked the road and helped control traffic while firefighters tried to bring the fire under control.
Creasy Springs will be shut down for some time with fire operations on going. 7:18p pic.twitter.com/UaUVshHbsG— Boone County Fire (@BooneCountyFire) April 30, 2018
Thanks to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department for helping with traffic control while we work this fire. pic.twitter.com/bch36pf8hx— Boone County Fire (@BooneCountyFire) April 30, 2018
Fire under control, units remaining on scene for a while. 8:32p pic.twitter.com/CAmpLiPMLW— Boone County Fire (@BooneCountyFire) April 30, 2018
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.