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Electrical short blamed for early morning fire

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House fire on Highland Point Drive (Source: Brick Lewis) House fire on Highland Point Drive (Source: Brick Lewis)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Fire investigators say an electrical short caused a fire that forced a Columbia father and son out of their home early Saturday morning.

Columbia Fire Department was called to the home on Highland Point Drive just before 5 a.m. Saturday.

Brick Lewis with the fire department says a smoke detector alerted the two people living in the home and they were able to escape with their pet.

The fire caused $225,000 in damage.

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