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**Update / Correction**Unattended Candle Results in Structure Fire
COLUMBIA, MO (June 23, 2014) - **Fire investigators have determined the cause of this fire to be an unattended candle.**
Units from the Columbia Fire Department were dispatched to a residential structure fire at 2621 Quail Drive on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7:55pm.
Columbia Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene less then five minutes later and observed no visible fire or smoke.
Fire crews entered the structure and found fire in a rear bedroom. The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the room of origin. The homes occupant stated she left an unattended, lit candle in the room of origin while away from the home.
Fire investigators determined the damage to the structure at $1,000.00. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.