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Latest News: Firefighters Battle House Fire in Columbia

Columbia, MD - Shortly before 9:00 p.m. on December 12, 2017, firefighters and paramedics from the Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services (HCDFRS) were dispatched for a house fire in the 7400 block of Sandalfoot Way.  An adult resident called 911 after seeing smoke and flames from the fast moving fire.

Crews arrived on location to find heavy fire showing from the garage area of a two-story single family home.  All seven occupants at home were safely outside.  During the initial firefighting operation the attached garage collapsed.  Fire was controlled within approximately one hour but crews continue working on overhaul with anticipated extensive operations because of the collapse.

The seven displaced residents will be assisted by family and friends.  There are no injuries to firefighters or civilians.

Fire investigators from the HCDFRS Office of the Fire Marshal are on location and have begun their investigation to determine the origin and cause of the blaze.

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