UPDATE: Columbia Fire determines origin, cost of Wednesday morning fires
COLUMBIA - The Columbia fire department reported an estimated $81,000 in damages from the two structural fires that occurred early Wednesday morning.
In an updated release, investigators have determined the origin of the fire at 1408 Fir Place was a back bedroom of the property. Damage to the property is estimated at $58,000.
Investigators also determined the origin of the fire at 300 Clinkscales Road to have started outside the duplex in the front yard. The estimated damage cost was $23,000, according to the release.
The causes for both fires still remain unknown.