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No one hurt after ‘heavy fire’ in Columbia

Residential structure fire near Fairview and Chapel Hill Rd.
Residential structure fire near Fairview and Chapel Hill Rd.


The Columbia Fire Department responded to a house fire that caused thousands in damage near South Fairview and Chapel Hill roads early Tuesday morning.

Crews said there was heavy fire upon arrival, but firefighters got the fire under control within 30 minutes after arriving on scene around 1:45 a.m. Several fire crews remained at the scene for several hours to ensure the fire was out.

The fire department said in a news release that an electrical malfunction inside the garage started the fire and caused $200,000 of damage to the exterior and interior of the home.

Firefighters said the flames were mostly contained to the garage, roof and attic of the residence.

In a tweet from CFD, officials reported heavy fire in the garage extending into the attic.

Residents of the home told ABC 17 News crews at the scene that smoke alarms woke them up.

Firefighters didn't report any injuries related to the fire.

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Zola Crowder

Zola Crowder joined the ABC 17 News team as a multimedia journalist in June 2020 after graduating from the University of Missouri with a broadcast journalism degree. Before reporting at ABC 17, Zola was a reporter at KOMU where she learned to cover politics, crime, education, economics and more.


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