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201 Orr Street
Columbia, MO 65201
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2020
CONTACT: Assistant Fire Chief Brad Fraizer
Office - 573-874-7557
Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm
Residential Structure Fire at 903 Jefferson Street
(COLUMBIA, MO) - The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 903 Jefferson Street at 12:43pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
The first unit arrived less than four minutes later and observed smoke coming from the roof. Fire crews deployed a pre-connected hose line and ground ladders. Further investigation revealed a small fire in the attic space above the living room. The fire was quickly extinguished and the event brought under control in approximately fifteen minutes.
Assistant Fire Marshal Kyle Edwards was dispatched to perform a fire origin and cause investigation. He determined the fire originated in the attic space above the living room. The cause was faulty wiring. Damage is estimated at $10,000.
The Columbia Fire Department reminds residents that smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms should be placed on every level of your home and outside areas where people sleep. You should test your smoke alarms monthly by pressing the test button. Batteries should be replaced every six months.
Eight units from the Columbia Fire Department responded to this call. There were no reported injuries.