Fire Incident in North Columbia House


This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on Aug 27, 2010.

COLUMBIA — What first seemed to be a threatening house fire in north Columbia ultimately remained confined to one room and resulted in no injuries.

The fire broke out in a bedroom on the upper level of a two-story house at 5121 N Route E on Friday night, according to the Columbia 911 fire and rescue dispatch log. County firefighters responded and extinguished the fire.

Boone County Fire District Deputy Chief Jeff Scott said the fire was reported at 8:21 p.m. The cause of fire was unknown at the time of publication.

According to Scott, initial reports suggested a house fire and indicated the top floor was full of smoke.

“It sounded like a structure fire,” Scott said.

Nearly 30 personnel responded to the alert. Scott said the number of personnel was standard for a structure fire but that they had to call for reinforcements.

Although the fire did not spread beyond the bedroom in which it originated, Scott said there was some damage to the upper level of the residence.

“Flame damage occurred to furniture and wall in one room and smoke damage was throughout the top floor,” Scott said.

Scott identified the owners of the property as David and Nikkie Floyd.

Nikkie Floyd was downstairs when the fire started, according to Scott.

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