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Columbia Fire Department
201 Orr Street
Columbia, MO 65201
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2019
CONTACT: Assistant Fire Chief Brad Fraizer
Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm
Office - 573-874-7557
Structure Fire at Aspen Heights Apartmnets
(COLUMBIA, MO) - The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial structure at 3701 Aspen Heights Parkway, Aspen Heights Apartments, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 9:50pm.
Units from the Columbia Fire Department arrived approximately nine minutes later and observed light smoke coming from the roof. Crews deployed a ladder to access the attic where fire and smoke were observed . Crews used a preconnected hose line to extinguish the fire and had it under control in approximately ten minutes.
A fire investigator was dispatched to the scene to perform a fire origin and cause investigation. It was determined the fire originated in the attic and was the result of a lightning strike. Damage is estimated at $30,000.
Seven units form the Columbia Fire Department responded to this call. There were no reported injuries.