Unattended cooking caused fire that displaced Columbia family

02/08/2013 4:08 PM

02/08/2013 6:32 PM

A family of 6 has been displaced by a house fire on Waterford Drive, off Denny Road in a community between Monticello Road and Interstate 20.

'Heavy fire' was reported by the first units who arrived on scene around 3 p.m., Columbia-Richland Fire Department spokesman Brick Lewis said. No one was injured.

An investigation determined that unattended cooking caused the blaze that caused an estimated $50-$60,000 in damages, Lewis said.

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