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Fire crews say family of three is safe after Columbia house fire


The Columbia Fire Department is investigating after a house fire broke out at a home in the 300 block of West Leslie Lane around 1:00 am Monday.

The department says there was a family of three in the home when the fire started.

Fire officials told ABC 17 News that crews arrived to find the house's front porch fully engulfed in fire with flames coming out the roof.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire shortly after arriving on the scene, according to officials.

Fire officials say the home had working smoke detectors. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however, fire officials say the fire appeared to be accidental.

The fire caused an estimated $80,000 worth of damage to the home, according to the department.

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