The Columbia Fire Department was called to a house fire in the 1500 block of Raleigh Drive just before 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon.
ABC 17 News crews on scene said there was heavy smoke coming from one unit of a duplex.
Firefighters quickly put out the blaze and monitored for hot spots after. Crews began clearing the scene around 2 p.m.
Officials tell ABC 17 News no one four people were home at the time of the fire, including three children. No one was hurt.
The fire department believes the fire started in the kitchen, but the cause of the fire is still undetermined. The Columbia Fire Marshal is investigating the scene.
Battalion Chief Stephen Potter is considering the home unlivable due to the damage. The Red Cross has been called in for assistance.