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Early-morning fire keeps firefighters busy for 12 hours

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(Source: Brick Lewis, CFD) (Source: Brick Lewis, CFD)
(Source: Brick Lewis, CFD) (Source: Brick Lewis, CFD)
(Source: Brick Lewis, CFD) (Source: Brick Lewis, CFD)
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A fire at a Richland County home kept firefighters busy for 12 hours Sunday morning.

The Columbia Fire Department was called to the home on Lakeshore Drive at about 12:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they say the two-story house was engulfed in flames.

Brick Lewis with the Columbia Fire Department says crews from seven fire companies worked on the fire for 12 hours.

Because of structural concerns, firefighters were forced to battle the flames from outside the house.

The homeowner was not home at the time and there are no reports of injuries.

Damage is estimated at $400,000.  The Richland County Fire Marshal's office is investigating the cause of the fire.

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