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Fire destroys house, damages another

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Fire at Santee Ave.  (Source: Brick Lewis) Fire at Santee Ave. (Source: Brick Lewis)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - One house was destroyed by fire and Columbia-Richland firefighters are working to determine how badly a second home was damaged in an early-morning fire Saturday.

Firefighters were called to the 2300 block of Santee Ave. in Columbia at about 5 a.m. Saturday.  Arriving crews found the houses at 2323 and 2325 Santee Ave. ablaze.

Brick Lewis with the CRFD says the fire is under control. Investigators do not know yet what caused the fire.

The house at 2323 Santee Ave. was vacant. It was destroyed.  All four women who lived at 2325 Santee Ave. escaped. Investigators are trying to determine how badly that house was damaged.

The American Red Cross is helping the victims.

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