Contact: Battalion Chief Brad Fraizer, Fire Marshal
Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm
The fire investigator has determined the cause of the fire is discarded smoking materials. Damage is estimated at $10,000.**
The original press release incorrectly stated the gas meter was damaged d and Ameren UE responded. The electric meter was damaged and Columbia Water and Light responded to evaluate it.
The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 3717 Wayside Drive on Sunday, July 7 at 1:49pm. Columbia Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene four minutes later and found smoke coming from the back of the home.
Fire personnel conducted a rapid scene assessment, deployed a pre-connected hose line and advanced it to the rear of the structure. An aggressive fire attack was performed and the incident was brought under control in under five minutes.
The incident commander requested that Ameren UE respond to inspect a gas meter that was damaged in the fire.
Assistant Fire Marshal Lieutenant Tim Bach is investigating the fire and has not yet determined the cause. It remains under investigation.
Eight units from the Columbia Fire Department responded to this event.