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Columbia firefighters find man dead while responding to structure fire

Columbia firefighters respond to a fire on Monsoon Lane
Columbia firefighters respond to a fire on Monsoon Lane


The Columbia Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 3911 Monsoon Lane a few minutes after 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

When they arrived firefighters saw smoke coming from the home.

They made entry into the home and found a small fire in the kitchen of the home.

Firefighters also found a male who was deceased inside the kitchen. Crews removed him from the home and medics later pronounced him dead at the scene. Police later identified the man as Hoyt Hayes, 68, of Columbia.

There was no one else in the home at the time.

It is not clear what caused the fire or what led up to the man's death.

The Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire.

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