City of Columbia Fire Department Columbia Fire Department

201 Orr Street
Columbia, MO 65201


October 25, 2019

CONTACT: Jeff Pitts
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia

Brad Fraizer
Assistant Fire Chief
Columbia Fire Department
City of Columbia

UPDATE: Residential structure fire at 2112 Southwood Drive on May 29


The fire origin and cause investigation of the explosion and fire that occurred on May 29, 2019, at 2112 Southwood Drive has concluded. 

Investigators from the Columbia Fire Department and Columbia Police Department determined the fire was intentionally set by the occupant and the death was ruled a suicide.  

The origin of the fire was in the basement. The home was a complete loss estimated at $130,000.  

CPD case number: 2019-005369

Original Press Release(s):

Residential structure fire at 2112 Southwood Drive, one fatality reported

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