City of Columbia Fire Department Columbia Fire Department

201 Orr Street
Columbia, MO 65201

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 2, 2020

CONTACT: Assistant Fire Chief Brad Fraizer
Office - 573-874-7557
Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm

Residential Structure Fire on Abercorn Drive

(COLUMBIA, MO) - The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 5607 Abercorn Drive at 10:33pm on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.  Units arrived approximately seven minutes later and observed a single story residential structure with nothing showing.  

Information from occupants and further investigation led crews to the garage where they encountered heavy smoke conditions and fire in the southwest corner.  Crews brought the fire under control in approximately ten minutes.

An Assistant Fire Marshal was dispatched to the scene to perform a fire origin and cause investigation.  The origin of the fire was determined to be the southwest corner of the garage.  The cause is malfunctioning electrical equipment.  Damage is estimated at $22,290. 

Eight units from the Columbia Fire Department were dispatched to this call.  There were no reported injuries. 


City of Columbia Vision
Columbia is the best place for everyone to live, work, learn and play.

City of Columbia Mission
To serve the public through democratic, transparent and efficient government.

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