Columbia house fire sends 2 to hospital

cwinston@thestate.comJanuary 28, 2014 

— An early morning house fire in Columbia sent two people to the hospital and caused $250,000 in damage.

Columbia Fire Department spokesman Brick Lewis said fire officials arrived at the Weldwood Court home about 2 a.m. Tuesday morning to a fully involved house fire.

Two occupants transported to an area hospital by Richland County Emergency Medical Services. Seven occupants were displaced.

Lewis said damages are estimated at $250,000, which includes two bass-style boats.

The Richland County Fire Marshal's Office will be investigating this fire.

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