Home, car damaged in overnight fire in Columbia

08/16/2014 11:24 AM

08/16/2014 11:25 AM

Two people escaped from their home when it caught on fire overnight in the Byrneswood Community, west of Eau Claire in Columbia.

Columbia Fire Department responded at about 4:45 a.m. Saturday to the home on Richcreek Road. Responders reported heavy fire from a vehicle and the house. The two residents escaped without incident, the department said.

The home and a nearby vehicle sustained $60,000 in smoke and fire damage, according to the department.

Three other vehicles and a neighboring home sustained minor damage.

The Richland County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

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