City of Columbia Fire Department Columbia Fire Department

201 Orr Street
Columbia, MO 65201

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2, 2021

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

Residential Structure Fire on Worley

(COLUMBIA, MO) - The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 602 West Worley Street at 12:21am on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

The first unit arrived less than five minutes later and reported heavy fire coming from a rear window.  Fire crews deployed a preconnected hose line and performed an aggressive fire attack.  The fire was brought under control in approximately fifteen minutes and contained to the back of the home.

Fire investigators determined the fire originated in the kitchen and was a result of an electrical malfunction.  Damage is estimated at $40,000.  There were no reported injuries.

Nine units from the Columbia Fire Department responded to this call. 

The Columbia Fire Department reminds residents that smoke alarms save lives.  You should have one on every level of your home and outside places where people sleep.  Check your smoke alarms monthly by pressing the 'test' button.  Smoke alarm batteries should be changed at least once a year. 

For more information about our free smoke alarm program contact us by email at fire@como.gov or by phone at 573-874-7391 Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm.


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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