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Latest News: Townhouse Fire in Columbia
Just before 5 PM on Monday, February 25, 2019 fire fighters and paramedics from Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) were dispatched to the 6100 block of Majors Lane in Columbia for multiple reports of a townhouse fire.  Crews arrived to find fire showing from the second floor and extending to a neighboring townhouse.  The residents of the home where the fire started were found to have safely evacuated prior to the arrival of fire fighters.  Two residents were evaluated by paramedics but refused transport to the hospital.  The fire took 15 minutes to control and was completely extinguished a short time later.  Damage to the neighboring structure was limited to the attic area and the front exterior.   The American Red Cross is assisting 8 adults who are displaced, four from the home where the fire started and four from the neighboring structure.  The HCDFRS Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating this incident. 
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