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Boone County firefighters respond to Monday apartment fire

Cunningham fire scene
ABC 17 News
Boone County firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in the 700 block of Cunningham Drive Monday, Aug. 31.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Boone County firefighters responded to an apartment fire Monday morning north of Columbia.

Crews were called to an apartment unit in the 700 block of Cunningham Drive around 10:11 a.m.

Firefighters at the scene said no one was home when the blaze broke out.

Neighbors called it in, crews said firefighters and the landlord saw smoke coming out of the residence.

Fire crews said an electric device may have caused the fire. Firefighters said damage to the living room was significant but that it did not spread to any neighboring apartment units.

Four kittens and two cats were exposed to smoke but were otherwise not hurt, crews said.

Fire officials reached out to the resident after the fire was put out.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.

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