Fire on Raintree Court
(COLUMBIA, MO) - The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 2707 Rain Tree Court on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 10:01pm.
The first unit arrived on the scene approximately five minutes later and observed a pickup truck fully involved with fire and a portion of a shed against the home also on fire. Crews performed an aggressive fire attack using preconnected hose lines and had the fire brought under control in approximately thirty minutes. Extensive overhaul work was done to ensure fire had not spread inside concealed spaces further into the home.
Assistant Fire Marshal Kyle Edwards was dispatched to perform a fire origin and cause investigation. Edwards determined the fire originated on the west side of the structure in the shed. The cause of the fire is accidental and a result of faulty electrical wiring inside the shed. Damage is estimated at $100,000.
Eleven units from the Columbia Fire Department responded to this call. There were no reported injuries. The Columbia Fire Department reminds residents that smoke alarms save lives. You should have one on every level of your home and in places where people sleep. Smoke alarms should be tested monthly by pressing the 'Test' button. Smoke alarm batteries should be replaced every six months.