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Citizen alerts firefighters to house fire

A citizen stopped by a fire station early Wednesday morning to alert firefighters of a home fire on Congaree Road.

COLUMBIA (WACH) - A citizen stopped by a fire station early Wednesday morning to alert firefighters of a home fire on Congaree Road.

Assistant Chief Jamie Helms said the citizens stopped at the Congaree Road Fire station at 6 a.m.

Helms said upon arrival fire crews found a mobile home on fire.

Firefighter gained control of the fire around 7 a.m.

Helms said no one was home at the time of the fire.

26 firefighters were called to fight the fire.

One firefighter suffered a minor injured and was treated on scene.

Damages are estimated at $40,000, the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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