No injuries reported at two house fires

Breaking news report on two local fires / 220 words / The Columbia Missourian

COLUMBIA, MO. — A stove fire resulted in damage to kitchen cabinets but no injuries Tuesday at 3310 Jamesdale Road.

A second fire at 4515 Rice Road was also reported. There were no injuries, but more details were not available.

Columbia Fire Department responded to the Jamesdale Road fire with three engines, one ladder, a heavy rescue squad and two incident command vehicles at 4:47 p.m. Public Information Officer Steven Sapp said that is the normal turnout for a residential fire of this nature.

“It was a quick knockdown,” Sapp said of the crew’s work to extinguish the fire.

Residents of the three adjoining apartments were evacuated to ensure their safety while firefighters checked the two-level brick building for signs the fire had spread. None were found, and the residents were allowed back into their homes.

Jamesdale Road was closed to traffic until firefighters drained the supply line from the nearby hydrant and returned the fire hose to the truck.

The building owner had been informed of the fire and was on his way, Sapp said. He did not release the owner’s name, and estimates of the damages were not immediately available.

According to Sapp, November through March are typically the busiest fire months both nationally and locally, but Columbia tends to fall below the national average with fewer and less serious fires.

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