On Friday, December 3, 2021 at 11:10pm the Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to 5201 Lookout Peak for a report of a residential structure fire.

The first unit arrived approximately seven minutes later and reported smoke and flames in the rear of the structure.  Crews deployed a preconnected hose line and performed an aggressive fire attack, getting the fire under control and ensuring that all occupants were accounted for.

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Fire investigators have determined the fire originated on the back patio.  The cause was accidental.  Damage is estimated at $80,000.

All occupants exited safely, and there were no reported injuries.  Ten units from the Columbia Fire Department responded to this call.

The Columbia Fire Department reminds residents that smoke alarms save lives.  Smoke alarms should be placed on every level of your home and outside places where people sleep. Check your smoke alarms monthly by pressing the test button.  Change your smoke alarm batteries at least once a year.

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