Man Tries to Put Out House Fire with Garden Hose

7 years 3 weeks 2 days ago Monday, September 26 2011 Sep 26, 2011 Monday, September 26, 2011 1:56:00 PM CDT September 26, 2011 in News
By: Alex Harrison
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COLUMBIA- Boone County firefighters responded to a house fire Monday morning off of North Creasy Springs Road.  There were three people in the house at the time of the fire, but they managed to get out without injury.

Boone County PIO, Gale Blomenkamp, said the cause of the fire is undetermined.  He said the fire started on the porch and moved up the eave then to the attic.  Blomenkamp said a family friend who was visiting got on the roof and was using a garden hose to try and extinguish the fire.  

Boone County fire district sent five engines to the fire and more were on their way, but were called off.   Blomenkamp said within minutes of the firefighters arriving to the scene, the fire was put out.

Blomenkamp says the cause of the fire is undetermined and the Boone County fire district will not investigate any further. 

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