A fire that started in landscaping mulch and spread to an attic caused $50,000 in damage to a north Columbia home yesterday.

Columbia firefighters were called to 1513 Typhoon Court for a report of a residential structure fire at 11:05 p.m. When crews arrived, they found a fire had started in landscaping mulch, spread to the home’s living room windows, entered the soffit under the roof and extended to the attic. Crews extinguished the fire and conducted “extensive overhaul” from inside the home and through the roof to search for hidden fire.

Assistant Fire Marshal Lisa Todd investigated the fire and determined it started in the mulch. The cause remains under investigation. Todd estimated damage at $50,000. There were no injuries…read more

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Unknown Author. “Mulch Fire Spreads, causing $50,000 in damage” Columbia Daily Tribune, July 26th 2012. Accessed August 17th 2012 www.columbiatribune.com

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