City of Columbia Fire Department Columbia Fire Department

201 Orr Street
Columbia, MO 65201

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 19, 2021

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

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.


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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