Dog dies in Columbia fire; family not home
COLUMBIA - No one was home when a house caught fire in the Thornbrook subdivision Wednesday afternoon, but a dog was found dead inside the smoke-filled home.
Eight units from the Columbia Fire Department were dispatched to the scene, where they performed an "aggressive interior fire attack," according to a department statement.
CFD said the first crews to get there saw heavy smoke coming from the large, single-family home. They reported significant flames in the kitchen area.
The statement said the fire was brought under control in about 15 minutes. The cause and origin are being investigated.