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Fire destroys home in north Columbia


Firefighters said a home north of Columbia was destroyed after a fire early on Friday morning.

According to the Boone County Fire Protection District, crews responded to the home in the 400 block of Hackberry Boulevard just before 1:30 a.m.

BCFPD Assistant Chief Gale Blomenkamp said the home was engulfed in flames by the times firefighters arrived. There were no reports of anyone inside of the home, including pets.

The cause of the fire is unknown. Crews said an insurance agency would most likely bring people in to investigate, but the cause won't be known for some time.

Assistant Chief Blomenkamp says the fire caused $500,000 in damage to Boone County house.

The Columbia Fire Department, Boone County Sheriff's Office, and Boone Health EMS responded to the fire.

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