Residential structure fire in Columbia causes $10,000 in damage

1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, April 07 2020 Apr 7, 2020 Tuesday, April 07, 2020 2:51:00 PM CDT April 07, 2020 in News
By: Bill Finn, KOMU8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 903 Jefferson Street at 12:43 p.m. on Tuesday. 

The first unit arrived less than four minutes later and observed smoke coming from the roof of the structure. Further investigation revealed a small fire in the attic space above the living room. 

The fire was quickly extinguished and the situation was under control in approximately 15 minutes.

Assistant Fire Marshall, Kyle Edwards, was dispatched to perform a fire origin and cause investigation. He determined the fire originated in the attic space above the living room. The cause was "faulty wiring," and damage was estimated at $10,000.

Eight units from the Columbia Fire Department responded to this call. There were no reported injuries.

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