Overnight fire leads to estimated $20,000 of damage

2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago Sunday, February 02 2020 Feb 2, 2020 Sunday, February 02, 2020 9:21:00 AM CST February 02, 2020 in News
By: Claire Colby, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA— The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at Tiger Village Apartments at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning, according to a news release from the fire department.

Crews found flames from a third floor balcony and walkway, and had the fire extinguished in about five minutes. 

An assistant fire marshal was dispatched to perform a cause investigation. The cause is undetermined, but improperly discarded smoking material cannot be ruled out, according to the release. Damage is estimated at $20,000. 

Seven units from the Columbia Fire Department were dispatched to the call, and there were no reported injuries. 

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