01/11/22 at 03:21 A.M. Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to 1501 Stone Street for a residential structure fire.

The first unit arrived approximately three minutes later and reported smoke coming from the eaves at 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.

Five adult occupants and two dogs exited safely and no injuries reported. Occupants are staying at another location.

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Columbia Fire Department, Assistant Fire Marshal, Walter Goodman, has stated the fire is under investigation but appears electrical in nature.

Estimated damage is $6,000.00,

There was severe fire damage to several of the ceiling joists and much of the insulation has been removed above one bedroom. The building does not have any power at this time.

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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