UPDATE: Eighth and Cherry parking garage open after vehicle fire

8 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Friday, January 25 2019 Jan 25, 2019 Friday, January 25, 2019 1:40:00 PM CST January 25, 2019 in News
By: Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Courtesy: Ellison Bonner

COLUMBIA - According to Columbia Public Works, The Eighth and Cherry parking garage is no longer closed. The garage was closed Friday after a vehicle on the second floor caught fire. 

The Columbia Fire Department said the fire damaged the garage's roof decking material above the vehicle. The fire caused an estimated $60,000 in damage, according to a news release.

Firefighters were dispatched at 10 a.m. They saw smoke and flames coming from the passenger vehicle. 

Firefighters brought the fire under control in about five minutes, according to the release.

Firefighters said the cause was not known. The release said the garage will be closed until "that area is further evaluated."

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