Large Brushfire Burns in Southern Columbia Friday

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COLUMBIA - Columbia and Boone County firefighters battled a large brushfire Friday afternoon in southern Columbia.

A spokesperson for the Columbia Fire Department said the fire ignited around 5 p.m. Firefighters remained at the burning field near Sinclair Road and Bellingham Drive into Friday evening.

The fire scorched a field near one house and across from the Cascades subdivision.

Columbia fire officials told KOMU 8 News more details about the fire would be available Friday night.