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Fire damages home in Boone County

Firefighters responded to a house fire just east of Columbia Saturday.

It happened around 5:00 p.m. in the 200 block of Sarazen Court.

Firefighters found smoke coming from the front corner of the house when they arrived, according to Assistant Chief Gale Blomenkamp with the Boone County Fire Protection District.

Crews went into the home through the garage and found flames in a bedroom. Firefighters put out the flames within minutes, Blomenkamp said.

The blaze caused significant damage to the bedroom and moderate smoke damage to the rest of house.

A woman and two children were inside the home at the time, but made it out of the house safely, Blomenkamp said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Officials did not yet have a damage estimate.

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