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2 Columbia homes burned in early Friday morning fire

Columbia Fire crews responded to a fire at a small, vacant home on Peachwood Drive early Friday morning.

Crews responded to a fire at a small home that was already burned to the ground around 2:45 a.m. Friday morning, according to department spokesman Brick Lewis. A secondary exposure to another home had also started.

The primary home was a complete loss, and the second home was under renovations and unoccupied at the time, Lewis said. Damage to the second home are approximately $8,000.

No injuries were reported, and the Richland County Fire Marshals’ Office is investigating, Lewis said.