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Child playing with lighter causes house fire in Columbia

The Columbia Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on Willow Hurst Court, which is not far from the Walmart on Garner's Ferry Road.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)-- Five people are now without a home after a fire took place at a house in Columbia.

The Columbia Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on Willow Hurst Court, which is not far from the Walmart on Garner's Ferry Road.

Fire officials say the cause of the fire was due to a child playing with a lighter.

Once on the scene crews were able to contain the fire that occurred on the second floor of the home.

Two adults and three children have been displaced, estimated damages are roughly $85,000.

The American Red Cross is currently assisting the family.



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