Fire engulfs house in east Columbia

4 months 1 week 57 minutes ago Friday, July 06 2018 Jul 6, 2018 Friday, July 06, 2018 10:09:00 PM CDT July 06, 2018 in News
By: Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director, Amber Raub, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - The Boone County Fire Department responded to a major house fire in the 2100 block of Alamos Place in east Columbia on Friday.

Firefighters were dispatched to the location at 9:33 p.m.

Neighbors called in stating the fire had engulfed the roof.

A tweet sent by the department shortly before 10 p.m. said the house was completely engulfed in flames, but by 10:30 p.m. the flames were gone.

“We cannot get inside there. The main floor is burned away, the roof is collapsed, and there’s really no good access for us. No need to put anyone in there at this point,” Gale Bloomenkamp, Boone County Fire Chief, said.

Most of the damage is on the backside of the house.

“What you see on the front is the only roof that is left.” Bloomenkamp said.

Bloomenkamp said the first floor also collapsed into the basement and the house is a “total loss.”

The damages cost around $170,000.

“The initial reports were possibly people trapped, so we did order extra medic units to come to this location,” he said.

After being on the scene for about 15 minutes, officials determined no one was inside the home. 

The owner and her two children were out of the home at the time. The family dog, Boss, was in the back yard when the fire started, but was also fine.

“It’s hard to tell even where the fire started at this point. Until we determine an exact location of origin, we’re not going to be able to determine the cause,” Bloomenkamp said.

Investigators looked at the home again on Saturday and were unable to determine the cause of the fire because of the extent of the damage.

Investigators believe the fire originated near the central part of the basement.

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