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(COLUMBIA, MO) ~ Columbia Fire Department Responds to Multi-Family Residential Fire on Clark Lane

On Monday, March 25, at 8:25 a.m., the Columbia Fire Department received a call about a multi-family residential structure fire in the 5000 block of Clark Lane. The first crew arrived at the scene within four minutes and found smoke and flames coming from the backside of the building.

The fire was contained to one building, but multiple units were affected. With swift action, the fire was brought under control in approximately two minutes. A total of eight Columbia Fire units, with 19 personnel, responded to the incident.

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Fire crews remained on the scene for about two hours to assist fire investigators and ensure that there were no hidden areas of fire. The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation by Columbia fire marshals.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported during this incident. However, the Columbia Fire Department would like to remind residents that smoke alarms save lives. It is crucial to have smoke alarms installed on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas. Monthly checks should be done by pressing the test button, and batteries should be changed at least twice a year when adjusting clocks for Daylight Saving Time. Smoke alarms over 10 years old should be replaced.

The Columbia Fire Department urges residents to take necessary precautions to prevent fires and keep their homes safe.

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