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Police identify man killed in Columbia house fire

First responders at fatal Columbia fire
First responders work at the scene of a fatal fire in west Columbia on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.
Fire in west Columbia
Firefighters head to the scene of a house fire on Ruby Lane in Columbia on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.


Police have released the name of a 66-year-old Columbia man found dead in a house fire Monday.

George R. Grant was found dead in a home in the 200 block of Ruby Lane in west Columbia after firefighters were sent to an arson call Monday morning, the Columbia Police Department said.

The fire was contained to one room of the home, where Grant's body was found, police said in a news release. No foul play is suspected but police did not say how the fire started.

A second person had been in the house and escaped with minor injuries, police said.

A cause of death has not been determined.

Ash Street was initially closed near Ruby Lane as firefighters worked to put out the blaze.

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